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# In Exercises, find the (a)mean, (b) median, | Ch 3.2 - 14BSC

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Problem 14BSC

In Exercises, find the (a)mean, (b) median, (c) mode, and (d) midrange for the given sample data. Express answers with the appropriate units of measurement. Then answer the given questions.

Mercury in Sushi Listed below are the amounts of mercury (in parts per million, or ppm) found in tuna sushi sampled at different stores in New York City. The study was sponsored by the New York Times and the stores (in order) are D’Agostino, Eli’s Manhattan, Fairway, Food Emporium, Gourmet Garage, Grace’s Marketplace, and Whole Foods. Which store has the healthiest tuna? Does it appear that the different stores get their tuna from the same supplier?

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Problem 14BSC

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We have Listed below are the amounts of mercury (in parts per million, or ppm) found in tuna sushi sampled at different stores in New York City. The study was sponsored by the New York Times and the stores (in order) are D’Agostino, Eli’s Manhattan, Fairway, Food Emporium, Gourmet Garage, Grace’s Marketplace, and Whole Foods.

 0.56 0.75 0.1 0.95 1.25 0.54 0.88

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We need to find the (a)mean, (b) median, (c) mode, and (d) midrange for the given sample data. Express answers with the appropriate units of measurement. Then answer the given questions.

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a)Mean:mean is the average of the numbers and it is given by

Mean() =

=

=

= 0.7185

0.719

Therefore,the mean of the given data is 0.719ppm.

b).Median:The median is a simple measure of central tendency. To find the median, we arrange the observations...

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