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Additional Challenge: Use the numbers , , , , , and to answer each of the following questions. Note that you may use each number as many times as you like.

  1. List five numbers with a mean of .

    If the mean is , and there are numbers, what number do you want the sum of all of your numbers to be?

  2. List five numbers with a mean of and a median of .

    Make sure that the desired median is the middle number when your numbers are in order.

  3. If a list of five numbers has a mean of , what is the largest median that this set of data can have?

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    If the sum of the numbers must be , how can you arrange numbers so that the middle number is as high as possible?
    Could the middle number be ? Why or why not?