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Unit 5C Worksheet 3 - Measures of Central Tendency Date________________ Period____


Find the mode, median, mean, lower quartile, upper quartile, and interquartile range for each
data set.
1) Average Lifespan
Animal Years Animal Years Animal Years Animal Years
Fence Lizard 4 Redhead Duck 17 Opossum 4 Hog 18
Giant Salamander 55 Guinea Pig 8 Koala 8 Whistling Duck 15
American Alligator 56 Great Horned Owl 68 Parrot 80 Dog, large 10
Bat 24 Golden Hamster 4 Zebra Finch 17 Fox 14
Cow 22

2) Age at First Job


13 18 18 15 18 12 15
16 15 18 13 16 16 13
17 16 18

3) Life Expectancy
Country Years Country Years Country Years Country Years Country Years
Sweden 83 El Salvador 74.6 The Bahamas 76.5 São Tomé and Príncipe 72 Micronesia 70
Russia 70.5 Bulgaria 74.5 Panama 77.8 Ghana 66 Honduras 74
Myanmar 68 Turkmenistan 66.5 Portugal 80 Suriname 74.5 Kazakhstan 68

Worksheet by Kuta Software LLC


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High Tech Widget, Inc. is in the middle of salary negotiations with its employees. Management asserts that the
average salary of workers is $51,029, while the Union asserts that the average salary is only $36,000. You have
been hired to mediate between the two groups to figure out who is telling the truth.

The following is a list of the positions and salaries at High Tech Widget:
President of High Tech Widget: $200,000 Office employees (10 total): $42,500 each
VP of Marketing: $120,000 Salespersons (16 total): $36,600 each
VP of Sales: $150,000 Warehouse staff (7 total): $28,000 each
VP of Finance: $140,000 Computer Analysts (4 total): $68,900 each

4) How many employees total are at High Tech Widget?

5) Calculate the mean and median to verify the claims of the management and Union at High Tech Widget.
Who is correct? (hint – when listing the data, it might be useful to list in terms of 1000s; for example – 120
= 120,000; 42.5 = 42,500 etc.)

6) Calculate Q1, Q3, and the IQR. How many employees are above the third quartile in earnings?