Mean, Median, Mode

I was with my training mates on our way home today in a very happy mood for Mr. Sunshine is out already after having his 2 weeks off when I remembered my mother’s thesis that I’m working into right now. I was sharing to them that I’m into Statistics already saying, “Malay ko ba sa Mean na yan (Care about the Mean), mean lang ako minsan noh (I’m just mean sometimes.)”  And then, my friend, Camille said “Hindi ka Mean, Median ka, coMedian (Your not mean, you’re a median, coMedian”. We all laugh, and then to complete this, I said, Minsan Mode din ako (Sometimes I’m mode) MODEy! (moody). Laughs!

Well, I really love Math that I can now relate to it, or should I say I can laugh  and even make fun out of it.

But going back to the real meaning of it, here’s some basic Stats:

Mean, Median, and Mode are three kinds of “averages”.

There are many “averages” in statistics, but these are, I think, the three most common.

The Mean is the “average” we are used to, where we add up all the numbers and then divide by the number of numbers.

The Median is the “middle” value in the list of numbers. To find the median, the numbers have to be listed in numerical order, so we have to rewrite the list first.

The Mode is the value that occurs most often. If no number is repeated, then there is no mode for the list.


Sometimes, going back reviewing this stuff makes me realized that I’m grateful for surviving College with all its Math. 🙂


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