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Hack to remember what is Mode, Median and Mean in mathematics

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asked Apr 13, 2015 by nanospeck (3,940 points)

How do I remember and differentiate mode, median and mean for finding the central tendency.

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answered Apr 13, 2015 by nanospeck (3,940 points)
edited Apr 24, 2016 by nanospeck

Mode is the value occuring most of the time.

For example in a set 2,4,7,6,4,2,4,5 the mode is 2.


Median is the middle

For example 2,4,5,8,9 the median is 5. If there is even number of digits in the set, median is the average of two numbers in the middle.


Mean - Calling someone average can be mean.

For example, in a set 10,15,20 the mean is (10+15+20)/3 = 15

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