Five Number Summary

Five Number Summary
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Taught by MrBurnett

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How to find the five number summary of a list of data values. Median, upper and lower quartiles, maximum and minimum.
  • What is a five number summary?
  • What is the median of a data set?
  • What is an easy way to find the median of a data set with an odd or even number of results?
  • What is LQ or Q1 and how do you find the lower quartile of a data set?
  • What is UQ or Q3 and how do you find the upper quartile of a data set?
  • What are the minimum and maximum values of a data set?
  • What are the five numbers in a five number summary of a data set?
  • How do you find the median if there are an even number of data values?
  • How do you find the quartiles of a data set if there are an odd number of data values?
  • What does the five number summary of a data set tell you?
  • How do you find the range of a data set?
  • What is the inner-quartile range of a data set and how do you calculate it?
  • What is a box and whisker plot and what does it look like?
  • What do the lines stand for on a box and whisker plot?
This lesson explains what a five number summary of a data set is and how to find this summary. The steps necessary for this method are explained very clearly. This is a great tutorial for this topic. Several example data sets are used and a five number summary is calculated and explained.
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Reviewed by MathVids Staff on April 20, 2010.
 
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