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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Measures of central tendency; median

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From: gurls 
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2012060402:36:20
Subject: Re: Re: Apllication of measure of central tendency



Mean (Arithmetic)

i.	Mean can be used to see the average mark of the class obtained.
This average helps to see how many students are above average, how
many are average students and how many are below  averages. The
teacher tries to help the  average and below average students to score
more grades   in future.

ii.	In a factory, the mean of the wages   helps the   authorities to
know if the workers' welfare is maintained. 

iii.	It also helps to compare the salaries of   the employees of the
different companies.

iv.	In sales, the average sales   in the district helps the sales
manager to plan for   increasing the sales in the future.

v.	The governemnt takes the average income and expense of the citizens
to know whether the citizens rights are maintained.

vi.	The family finds the average of their expenses to   balance their
finance.

vii.	The average production of agricultural commodities, the
industrial goods, the average exports and imports help the country to
see   their developments.

viii.	It is also used to contrast the salaries of the workers







Median

i.	It is used to measure the distribution of the earnings

ii.	Used to find the players height e.g. football players

iii.	To find the middle age from the class students

iv.	It is also used to find the poverty line


Mode

i.	It is used to influx of the public transport

ii.	The number of games succeeded by any team of players

iii.	The frequency of the need of infants

iv.	Used to find the number of the mode of the calculation of wages ,
in the patients going to the hospitals , the mode of travel etc.

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