Jenelle J.

asked • 10/23/12

Is it possible to determine the mean of the distribution of 10 scores, but only 9 are given.

With a distribution of 10 scores, nine of them are 3, 5, 9, 1, 9, 2, 0, 3, and 9. The last one is greater than 5 but it is not 9.  Is it possible to determine the mean of the distribution?

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Robert C. answered • 10/24/12

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Well, it kind of depends on what type of discrete data. According to Georg Cantor, the set Q of rational numbers is also considered discrete, but is dense. As a result, if all rationals in the interval 5<x<9 allowed, the answer is the same as for real numbers except that the mean must be rational.
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Kerrie T. answered • 10/24/12

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