Numerical and Statistical Skills Flashcards

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What is the range in a dataset?

The range is the difference between the highest and lowest values in a dataset. It indicates the spread within the data.

Calculation: Highest value – Lowest value

How do you calculate the mean of a dataset?

The mean is calculated by dividing the sum of all values in a dataset by the number of values.

Calculation: Sum of values ÷ Number of values

What is the median in a dataset?

The median is the middle value in an ordered dataset, dividing it into two halves.

Example: For the dataset 7, 9, 10, 15, 17, 22, 29, 31, 40, the median is 17.

How do you determine the mode of a dataset?

The mode is the most frequently occurring value in a dataset.

Example: In the dataset 7, 9, 10, 15, 15, 17, 22, 22, 22, 26, 26, 29, 31, 40, the mode is 22.

What are quartiles in a dataset?

Quartiles divide a dataset into four equal parts. Q1 is the median of the lower half, Q2 is the median of the dataset, and Q3 is the median of the upper half.

How do you calculate percentage change?

Percentage change is calculated by determining the difference between two numbers, dividing by the original number, and then multiplying by 100.

(Difference ÷ Original number) × 100

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