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Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Quantitative Reasoning 101


Khan Academy Resources

Statistics Topics

We are seemingly bombarded with the results of one study or another. On Tuesday we read that we should eat blueberries to decrease our risk of a stroke, but then on Wednesday we read that we should limit our intake of fruits to decrease our risk of gum disease. So do we eat more blueberries or not? By understanding many of the basic concepts of statistics, we can reach reasonable conclusions, and determine which studies to pay attention to.

Measures of central tendency:

Mean, median, and mode
Exploring mean and median
Word problems on averages
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