Question

# Decide whether each of the following statements makes sense (or is clearly true) or does not make sense (or is

clearly false.) Explain your reasoning.

I made a distribution of 15 apartment rents in my neighborhood. One apartment had a much higher rent than all of the others, and this outlier caused the mean rent to be higher than the median rent .

Choose the correct answer below

A. The statement does not make sense because an outlier with a large value increases the median, but does not affect the mean.

B. The statement makes sense because an outlier with a large value increases the mean, but does not affect the median.

C. The statement does not make sense because an outlier with a large value increases the mean by the same amount.

D. The statement does not make sense because an outlier with a large value decreases the mean, but does not affect the median.

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