# Finding the mean, mode, median and range

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- Created on: 24-04-13 21:46

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## ntroduction

The **mean** is found by adding up all the data and dividing by how many pieces of data there are.

The **median** is the middle value when the data is put in order of size.

The **mode** is the most common piece of data. You are allowed up to two modes if data is tied for the most common.

## How to find the mean, median, mode and range of a set of data

### Example 1 - Finding the mean

A football fan records how many goals his team scored in their last 15 football matches. Here are the results:

2, 3, 0, 0, 1, 3, 4, 2, 5, 0, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1

What is the mean average number of goals scored? Give your answer to one decimal place.

First add up all the pieces of data to find the…

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