Math 146 Online Worksheet #3A
Name ____________________________
Measures of Averages (Center)
Date: ____________Score: _______/25pts
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. _________________a) The manager says that the mean salary of its employees is $14 an hour. _________________b) An employee says that half of the employees make over $14.50 an hour and half make less than $14.50 an hour. _________________c) 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. _________________a) One-half of the factory workers make more than $9.25 an hour and one half make less than $9.25 per hour. _________________b) Most people prefer red convertibles over any other color. _________________c) The most common fear today is fear of speaking in public. 3. Maui Vacation: The Maui News gave the following costs in dollars per day for a random sample of condominiums located throughout the island of Maui. 89 50 68