Any MAth Gurus?

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    A lottery iffers prizes according to the follwing table. Determine the mean, median, and mode prize.

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You still haven't finished your homework, it's due today isn't it?
     
  3. CalPoly10 macrumors regular

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    Math Gurus? I did this stuff in 7th grade.

    Mean is: ($350,000)/1151

    Median: $100 Prize

    Mode: $100 Prize
     
  4. Boneoh macrumors 6502

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    Funny, the Hitchhiker's Guide says the answer is 42. ;)
     
  5. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well I had to grab attention some how!
     
  6. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Of coarse have 2 weeks to do it, then leave it to the last day!
     
  7. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Are you kidding me? How are you going to pass the tests if you don't even understand basic math terms? Are you going to cheat on your tests too?
     
  8. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    op....surely looking up the deinitions to those trms will make you get the right answer

    sorry, this is kinda sad as the amt of time it took you to post this, you could have figured it out...if you tried
     
  10. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Of course all the jokers here will give you the wrong answer. (How would you know?) That's what you get for being lazy. But here is how to figure it out. Let's say there are four people, three of them are 5 foot tall one is 6 foot tall. What's the average hight? (5 + 5 + 5 + 6)/(3 + 1)

    To apply the same reasoning to your problem
    all you have to do is remember the definition of "average" with is the total prize money divide by the total number of prizes. Next lookup the definition of the others.
     
  11. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Mean = (1)(100,000) + (5)(10,000) + (100)(1,000) + (1000)(100) / (1+5+100+1000) = 350000 / 1106 = 316.46

    Median = $100

    Mode = $100
     
  12. eldy macrumors 6502

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    my teacher told me i was average. she was just being mean.
     
  13. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    I seriously learned this in 1st grade. My teacher even came up with little phrases so we'd remember what each meant. It was a private school, but I can't believe this is that difficult.
     
  14. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Awful. Just awful. But in a good way.

    And waloshin don't be discouraged by the smart asses. Keep on working at it. Maths doesn't come as easily to everyone. But everyone does have to put in effort. As DB said the best way to start is to sit down with the definitions of mean, median, and mode. Once you understand the definitions and have some perspective on what you are trying to figure out, the "doing" part won't seem quite as difficult. Good luck :)!
     

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