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StatisticsProbability and Statistics for Engineering and the SciencesThe three measures of center introduced in this chapter are the mean, median, and trimmed mean. Two additional measures of center that are occasionally used are the midrange , which is the average of the smallest and largest observations, and the midfourth , which is the average of the two fourths. Which of these five measures of center are resistant to the effects of outliers and which are not? Explain your reasoning.BuyFind*arrow_forward*

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Jay L. Devore

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305251809

Chapter 1, Problem 76SE

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The three measures of center introduced in this chapter are the mean, median, and trimmed mean. Two additional measures of center that are occasionally used are the *midrange*, which is the average of the smallest and largest observations, and the *midfourth*, which is the average of the two fourths. Which of these five measures of center are resistant to the effects of outliers and which are not? Explain your reasoning.

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