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Math 146 Online Worksheet #3A Name Measures of Center and Variation Answer the following questions. 1. A job applicant at a local fast-food company asked three employees regarding the salary of employees in this company. Describe the measure of central tendency (mean, median, mode) that was used in each situation. Mean, sum of all salaries and divided by total number of employees a) The manager says that the mean salary of its employees is $14 an hour. Median, the midpoint of all the earnings b) An employee says that half of the employees make over $14.50 an hour and half make less than $14.50 an hour. Mode, the most recurring numberc) An employee says that most employees make $13 an hour. 2. Describe which measure of average (mean, median, mode) was probably used in each situation. median

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