Outlier Effect on Mean, Median, and Range

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Identify outliers and determine their effect on the mean, median, and range of a set of data.

Outlier Effect on Mean, Median, and Range

Explore the impact of outliers on mean, median and range in this activity.

Putting It All Together

Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.

Open-ended question 1

How does the outlier affect the median?

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Open-ended question 2

How does the outlier affect the mean?

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Open-ended question 3

How does the outlier affect the range?

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Open-ended question 4

Describe a possible situation for data. What would the outlier represent in your situation?

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