# A.1.13.3 Interpreting Measures of Center & Variability

- Author:
- Katie Akesson

The heights of 40 trees in each of two forests are collected.
Here is a comparison of the two data sets using the measure of center and the measure of variability in terms of the situation:

**The trees in forest B tend to be taller based on mean, but they are also more variable because the standard deviation is greater. Trees in forst A will be a littel more uniform than in forest B.**The number of minutes it takes Lin and Noah to finish their tests in German class is collected for the year. Compare the two data sets in the context of the situation using the measure of center and the measure of variability in terms of the situation.

The number of raisens in a cereal with a name brand and the generic version of the same cereal are collected for several boxes. Compare the two data sets in the context of the situation using the measure of center and the measure of variability in terms of the situation.