# Week 5 Discussion Questions

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RE: Week five discussion question Scott Moehlmann 1/9/2012 7:19:30 PM To take this discussion post further I can calculate the mean, median, mode by gender. I had 18 people in my survey, nine women and nine men. The mean for the ages of the women can be calculated by adding the nine ages and then dividing by nine: 25+25+26+28+28+29+35+35+40=271. 271/9=30.1. This equates to the mean or average age of the females surveyed was 30.1 years old. To find the median I will do a data array process: 25 25 26 28 28 29 35 35 40. In this equation I can see that the median age of the females is 28 which is actually two years less than the mean or average age. Next I will find the mode of the ages for the females: 25 25 26 28 28 29…show more content…
The mean for the ages of the men can be calculated by adding the nine ages and then dividing by nine: 19+21+22+26+26+28+29+34+41=246. 246/9=27.33. This equates to the mean or average age of the males being 27.33 years old. The data array process for the men is: 19 21 22 26 26 28 29 34 41. This shows me that the median age of the male is 26 which is 1.33 years less than the average male age and 4.1 years younger than the average female. Now I will look at the mode for the ages of the men: 19 21 22 26 26 28 29 34 41. In this situation there is only mode in the men’s ages which is 26 because this is the only age of the males that appears more than one time. The median age and mode age is the same for the males for this survey which is actually 1.33 years less than the average male. The measure of central tendency that best described my data for the age in my sampling was the mean because the results showed that the average female at 30.1 years old. The median results were close to this showing that the age would be 28. The measure of central tendency that best described my data for the age in my sampling was the mean because the results showed that the average male to be 26 years old. The median results were the same showing that the age of the male to be