Math 146 Online Worksheet #3
Measures of Center and Variation
Answer the following questions.
A job applicant at a local fast-food company asked three employees regarding the salary of
in this company.
Describe the measure of central tendency (mean, median, mode) that was
used in each situation.
The manager says that the mean salary of its employees is $14 an hour.
An employee says that half of the employees make over $14.50 an hour and half make less
than $14.50 an hour.
An employee says that most employees make $13 an hour.
Describe which measure of average (mean, median, mode) was probably used in each situation.
The Maui News gave the following costs in dollars per day for a random sample of
condominiums located throughout the island of Maui.
Compute the mean and interpret this value in the context of the problem.
The average cost per day of random sample of condominiums