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Average: Mean, Median, or Mode?

In 1982, the Modern Day Almanac made these claims about the "average American":

  • The average man is 5 feet 9 inches tall, while the average woman is 5 feet 3.6 inches tall
  • One out of every three households owns a dog, one out of every eight owns a cat, and one out of every ten owns both
Project Do a survey in your community and see if these "averages" still hold.