 Comparing Data

Interactive practice questions

The median house price in Humbleton is $\$950000$$950000 with a mean price of \1000000$$1000000 and the median house price in Brockway is $\$950000$$950000 with a mean price of \880000$$880000.

a

Which town is most likely to have some very expensive houses?

Brockway

A

Humbleton

B

Brockway

A

Humbleton

B
b

mean $>$> median

A

mean $<$< median

B

mean $>$> median

A

mean $<$< median

B
Easy
Less than a minute

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Outcomes

S5-1

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