Problem 4RE

ZIP Codes

An article in the New York Times noted that these new ZIP codes were created in New York City: 10065, 10021, 10075. Find the mean of these three numbers. What is fundamentally wrong with this result?

Answer:

Step 1 of 1

Given, new ZIP codes were created in New York City: 10065, 10021, 10075

Mean of the three numbers =

=

= 10053.67

It is meaningless, because ZIP codes does not have any measurements.