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Alan collects rocks. He weighs them before he puts them in piles in his backyard. In the last two weeks, he has recorded the following weights: , and .

  1. Make a stem-and-leaf plot to help him organize the information so that he can get a better idea of how hard he is working.

    Refer to problem 6-18 for an example of a stem-and-leaf plot.

  2. Find the mean, median, and mode for the information.

    Don't remember what mean, median, and mode are?
    Go back to problem 1-110 and look at the work done for that problem.

  3. Which measure of central tendency was most affected by the outliers of pounds?

    Remember that an outlier is a piece of data which does not fit with the rest of the data.

    The mean was most affected. Can you explain why?