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Below are the important topics of Class 9 Maths Chapter 12 Statistics:
Introduction
Collection of data
Presentation of data
Measure of central tendency
Summary
Important Questions for Class 9 Maths Chapter 12 – Statistics
Section A
1. If the mean of $2,4,6,8,{\text{x}},{\text{y}}$ is 5 then find the value of x+y.
Ans: 10
2. Write the class mark of $90  110$ group.
Ans: 100
3. If the ratio of mean and median of a certain data is 2: 3, then find the ratio of its mode and mean.
Ans: 5:2
4. Tally marks are used to find ...............
Ans: Frequency
5. The following marks were obtained by the students in a test. 81,72,90,90,86,85,92,70,71,83,89,95,85,79,62. What is the range?
Ans: 33
6. In a histogram, each class rectangle is constructed with base as
1. frequency
2. class interval
3. range
4. size of the class
Ans: class interval
Section B
7. The mean of 10 numbers is 20. If 5 is subtracted from every number, what will be the new mean?
Ans: Let ${{\text{x}}_1},{{\text{x}}_2}, \ldots {x_{10}}$ be 10 numbers with their mean equal to 20 .
Then,
$\bar X = \dfrac{1}{n}\left( {\sum{{x_i}} } \right)$
$20 = \dfrac{{{x_1} + {x_2} + \ldots .. + {x_{20}}}}{{10}}$
$\Rightarrow 200 = {{\text{x}}_1} + {x_2} + \ldots . + {x_{10}}$
New numbers are ${{x}_{1}}5,\ {{x}_{2}}5,\ \ldots \text{}\!\!~\!\!\text{ }\ldots ,\ {{x}_{10}}5$
Let $\bar X$ be the mean of new number.
$\bar{X}\text{ }\!\!~\!\!\text{}=\dfrac{\left( {{x}_{1}}5 \right)+\left( {{x}_{2}}5 \right)+\text{}\!\!~\!\!\text{ }\ldots .+\left( {{x}_{10}}5 \right)}{10}$
$X=\dfrac{\left({{x}_{1}}+{{x}_{2}}+\text{ }\!\!~\!\!\text{ }\ldots \text{ }\!\!~\!\!\text{}\ldots \text{ }\!\!~\!\!\text{ }+{{x}_{10}} \right)5\times 10}{10}$
$=\dfrac{20050}{10}=15$
8. Find the mean of the first 10 even natural no.
Ans: \[\bar{x}\ =\ \dfrac{2+4+6+8+10+12+14+16+18+20}{10}\ =\ \dfrac{10\ \times \ 11}{10}\ =\ 11\]
9. Calculate the mean for the following distribution.
$\begin{array}{*{20}{c}}{\mathbf{x}}&5&6&7&8&9 \\ {\mathbf{f}}&4&8&{14}&{11}&3 \\ \end{array}$
Ans: 7.025
10. Find the median of 37, 31, 42, 43, 46, 25, 39, 45, 32.
Ans: 39
11. Find the mode of the following series. 25, 23, 22, 22, 24, 27, 27, 25, 23, 22, 26, 32.
Ans: 22
12. If the median of a series of data is 3 and mean is 2 then, find the mode.
Ans: 5
Section C
13. Find the median of the following data 19, 25, 59, 48, 35, 31, 30, 32, 51. If 25 is replaced by 52, what will be the new median.
Ans: 32, 35
14. If the mean of the following distribution is 6, then find the value of p.
$\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {\mathbf{x}}&2&4&6&{10}&{p + {\mathbf{5}}} \\ {\mathbf{f}}&3&2&3&1&2 \\ \end{array}$
Ans: 7
15. If the mean of five observations ${\text{x}},{\text{x}} + 2,{\text{x}} + 4,{\text{x}} + 6,{\text{x}} + 8$ is 11, find the mean of first three observation.
Ans: 9
16. The mean of 5 numbers is 18. If one number is excluded, their mean is 16, find the excluded number.
Ans: 26
17. The following observations have been arranged in ascending order. If the median of the data is 63, find the value of x.
$29,32,48,50,x,x + 2,72,78,84,95$
Ans: 62
Section D
18. Find the value of x and y in the following distribution if it is known that the mean of the distribution is 1.46.
Ans: $x = 76,y = 38$
19. The mean monthly salary of 10 members of a group is Rs 1445 , one more member whose monthly salary is Rs 1500 has joined the group. Find the mean monthly salary of 11 members of the group.
Ans: Rs 1450
20. Given below is a cumulative frequency distribution table showing the age of people living in a locality.
Age in years  Number of persons 
Above 108  0 
Above 96  1 
Above 84  3 
Above 72  5 
Above 60  20 
Above 48  158 
Above 36  427 
Above 24  809 
Above 12  1026 
Above 0  1124 
Prepare a frequency distribution table.
Ans: $\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {{\text{ Marks }}}&{0  12}&{12  24}&{24  36}&{36  48}&{48  60}&{60  72}&{72  84}&{84  96}&{96  108} \\ {{\text{ Person }}}&{98}&{217}&{382}&{269}&{138}&{15}&2&2&1 \\ \end{array}$
21. If ${\mathbf{x}},{{\mathbf{x}}_2} \ldots ..{{\text{x}}_{\text{n}}}$ are ${\mathbf{n}}$ values of a variable x such that $\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {\left( {{x_1}  2} \right)} = 110$ and $\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {\left( {{x_1}  5}\right)} = 20$ find the value of n and mean.
Ans: $\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {\left( {{x_1}  2} \right)} = 110$
\[\Rightarrow \ \sum\limits_{i=1}^{n}{{{x}_{1}}\ \ 2n}\text{ }\!\!~\!\!\text{ }=110\]
\[\Rightarrow \ \sum\limits_{i=1}^{n}{{{x}_{1}}=\ \ 2n}\text{ }\!\!~\!\!\text{ +}110\]
$\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {\left( {{x_1}  5} \right)} = 20$
\[\Rightarrow \ \sum\limits_{i=1}^{n}{{{x}_{1}}\ \ 5n}\text{ }\!\!~\!\!\text{ }=20\]
\[\Rightarrow \ \sum\limits_{i=1}^{n}{{{x}_{1}}=\ \ 5n}\text{ }\!\!~\!\!\text{ +20}\]
\[\Rightarrow \ 5n~+20\ =\ 2n\ +\ 110\]
\[ \Rightarrow 3n = 90 \]
\[ \Rightarrow n=30 \]
\[\Rightarrow \ \bar{x}=\ \dfrac{\sum\limits_{i=1}^{n}{{{x}_{1}}}}{n}\text{ }\!\!~\!\!\text{ =}\ \dfrac{2n+110}{n}\ =\ \dfrac{2(30)\,\ +110}{30}\ =\ \dfrac{170}{30}\ =\ \dfrac{17}{3}\]
n $= 30$, mean $= \;\dfrac{{17}}{3}$
22. The mean of 200 items was 50. Later on, it was discovered that the two items were misread as 92 and 8 instead of 192 and 88. Find the correct mean.
Ans:
\[ \bar{x}\ =\ \dfrac{\sum\limits_{i=1}^{n}{{{x}_{i}}}}{n}\ \]
\[ \Rightarrow \ 50\ =\ \dfrac{\sum\limits_{i=1}^{n}{{{x}_{i}}}}{200} \]
\[ \Rightarrow \ \sum\limits_{i=1}^{n}{{{x}_{i}}}\ =\ 200\ \times \ 50\ =\ 10000 \]
For new mean,
\[ \Rightarrow \ \sum\limits_{i=1}^{n}{{{x}_{i}}}\ =\ 10000\ (92\ +\ 8)\ +\ (192\ +\ 88)\ \ =\ 10180 \]
\[ \Rightarrow \ \bar{x}\ =\ \dfrac{\sum\limits_{i=1}^{n}{{{x}_{i}}}}{n}\ =\ \dfrac{10180}{200}\ =\ 50.9 \]
23. Find the value of p, if the mean of the following distribution is 20 .
$\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {\text{x}}&{15}&{17}&{19}&{20 + {\text{p}}}&{23} \\ {{\text{ frequency }}}&2&3&4&{5{\text{p}}}&6 \\ \end{array}$
Ans: 1
Important Questions
1 Marks Questions
1. If the mean of $2,4,6,8,{\text{x}},{\text{y}}$ is 5 then find the value of x+y.
Ans: 10
2. Write the class mark of $90  110$ group.
Ans: 100
3. If the ratio of mean and median of a certain data is 2: 3, then find the ratio of its
mode and mean.
Ans: 5:2
4. Tally marks are used to find ...............
Ans: Frequency
5. The following marks were obtained by the students in a test. 81,72,90,90,86,85,92,70,71,83,89,95,85,79,62. What is the range?
Ans: 33
6. In a histogram, each class rectangle is constructed with base as
1. frequency
2. class interval
3. range
4. size of the class
Ans: class interval
7. Find the range of the following data: 25, 20, 30, 18, 16, 15.
(a) 15
(b) 10
(c) 5
(d) 20
Ans: (a) 15
8. Find the median of the given data: 7, 8, 7, 7, 9, 10, 13.
(a) 7
(b) 9
(c) 8
(d) 10
Ans: (c) 8
9. Find the mode of the given data: 7, 9, 11, 13, 9, 13, 9, 9, 7, 8.
(a) 10
(b) 9
(c) 11
(d) 8
Ans: (b) 9
10. Find the mean of the first five multiples of 3?
(a) 9
(b) 12
(c) 14
(d) None of these
Ans: (a) 9
11. The mean of 7 observations is 20. If the mean of the first 4 observations is 12 & that of last 4 observations is 28, find the ${4^{{\text{th }}}}$observation ?
Ans: Since mean of 7 observations $ = 20$
$\therefore $ Total of 7 observations $ = 20 \times 7 = 140$
$\therefore $ Mean of first 4 observations $ = \;12$ $ \Rightarrow $ Total of first 4 observations $ = 12 \times 4 = 48$
$\therefore $ Mean of last 4 observations $ = \;28$ $ \Rightarrow $ Total of first 4 observations $ = 4 \times 28 = 92$
$\therefore $ Total of 7 observations $ + {4^{{\text{th }}}}$ observation $ = 48 + 92$
$140 + {4^{{\text{th }}}}$ observation $ = 140$
$ \Rightarrow {4^{{\text{th }}}}$observation $ = 140  140 = 0$
12. What is the upper limit of the interval: $20  23?$
(a) 20
(b) 23
(c) 22
(d) None of these
Ans: (b) 23
13. What is class size of interval 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 ?
(a) 2
(b) 1
(c) 10
(d) 18
Ans: (a) 2
14. Find the class mark of the interval $15.7  25.7?$
(a) 15.3
(b) 16.3
(c) 17.3
(d) 20.7
Ans: (a) 20.7
15. what is the midpoint of class interval $12.3  22.3\;?$
(a) 17.3
(b) 15.3
(c) 18.3
(d) 16.7
Ans: (a) 17.3
16. The median of the following observations arranged in ascending order is 40. find x $15,\;12,\;11,\;14,\;x + 2,\;x + 4,\;32,\;30,\;41,\;35$
Ans: No. of observation $ = 10$ which is even
$\therefore $ Median is the average of ${\left( {\dfrac{n}{2}} \right)^{th}}\;\& \;{\left( {\dfrac{n}{2} + 1} \right)^{th}}$ abservations
So, ${5^{{\text{th }}}}$ observation $ = x + 2$and ${6^{{\text{th }}}}$observation $ = x + 4$
Median $ = \dfrac{{(x + 2) + (x + 4)}}{2}$
$40 = \dfrac{{2x + 6}}{2}$
$40 = x + 3$
$\therefore x = 37$
17. What is the class Mark of the interval 1520 ?
(A) 15
(B) 20
(C) 17.5
(D) none of these
Ans: (C) 17.5
18. What is the range of interval 1520?
(A) 5
(B) 10
(C) 15
(D) none of these
Ans: (A) 5
19. What is the class  size of the interval 1520?
(A) 5
(B) 10
(C) 15
(D) none of these
Ans: (A) 5
20. Find out the mean of following data. 5,10,15,20,25,30.
(A) 16.5
(B) 17.5
(C) 18.5
(D) none of these
Ans: (B) 17.5
21. Find the arithmetic mean of first 6 natural numbers?
(a) 3.5
(b) 4.5
(c) 2.5
(d) none of these
Ans: (a) 3.5
22. What is the midpoint of interval 36 ?
(a) 3.5
(b) 4.5
(c) 5.5
(d) none of these
Ans: (b) 4.5
23. Find out the range of the following: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30.
(a) 25
(b) 20
(c) 30
(d) none of these
Ans: (a) 25
24. Find out the mode of the following: 5, 4, 3, 5, 6, 6, 6, 5, 4, 5, 5, 3, 2, 1.
(a) 6
(b) 4
(c) 5
(d) none of these
Ans: (c) 5
25. What is the class size of the intervals 1020 ?
(a) 10
(b) 5
(c) 15
(d) 20
Ans: (a) 10
26. What is the upper class limit of the class 3743 ?
(a) 37
(b) 40
(c) 43
(d) none of these
Ans: (c) 43
27. What is the lower class limit of the class 3743 ?
(a) 37
(b) 40
(c) 43
(d) none of these
Ans: (a) 37
28. Find the median of the following data: 15, 35, 18, 26, 19, 25, 29, 20, 27, 30.
(a) 25.5
(b) 24.5
(c) 26.5
(d) none of these
Ans: (a) 25.5
2 Marks Questions
1. The mean of 10 numbers is 20. If 5 is subtracted from every number, what will be the new mean?
Ans: 15
2. Find the mean of first 10 even natural no.
Ans: 11
3. Calculate the mean for the following distribution.
$\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {\mathbf{x}}&{\mathbf{5}}&{\mathbf{6}}&7&{\mathbf{8}}&{\mathbf{9}} \\ {\mathbf{f}}&{\mathbf{4}}&{\mathbf{8}}&{{\mathbf{14}}}&{{\mathbf{11}}}&{\mathbf{3}} \\ \end{array}$
Ans: 7.025
4. Find the median of 37, 31, 42, 43, 46, 25, 39, 45, 32.
Ans: 39
5. Find the mode of following series. 25, 23, 22, 22, 24, 27, 27, 25, 23, 22, 26, 32.
Ans: 22
6. If the median of a series of data is 3 and mean is 2 then, find the mode.
Ans: 5
7. If the mean of 5 observation ${\text{x}},{\text{x}} + 4,{\text{x}} + 8,{\text{x}} + 12,{\text{x}} + 16$ is 13, find the mean of the observations?
Ans: $\bar x = \dfrac{{{{\sum x }_i}}}{n}$
$ \Rightarrow 13 = \dfrac{{x + (x + 4) + (x + 8) + (x + 12) + (x + 16)}}{5}$
$ \Rightarrow 5 \times 13 = 5x + 40$
$ \Rightarrow 13 = x + 8$
$\therefore x = 5$
$\therefore $ The five given observations are 5, 9, 13, 17, 21
$\bar x = \dfrac{{5 + 9 + + 13 + 17 + 21}}{5} = 12.8$
8. The class marks of the observations are 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 45. Find the class intervals.
Ans: Class marks are 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41 and 45
Class size $ = \;21  17\; = \;25  21\; = \;4$
Half of class size $ = \dfrac{4}{2} = 2$
Thus, Class intervals are:
172=15  &  17+2=19  i.e  1519 
212=19  &  21+2=23  i.e  1923 
252=23  &  25+2=27  i.e  2327 
292=27  &  29+2=31  i.e  2731 
332=31  &  33+2=35  i.e  3135 
372=35  &  37+2=39  i.e  3539 
412=39  &  41+2=43  i.e  3943 
452=43  &  45+2=47  i.e  4347 
9. The value of $\pi $ up to 15 decimal places is: $3.419078023195679$
(i) List the digits from 0 to 9 & make frequency distributions of the digit after the decimal points.
(ii) What are the most and the least frequently occurring digits?
Ans: (i) Frequency distribution table
Digits  Tally Marks  Frequency 
0    2 
1    2 
2    1 
3    1 
4    1 
5    1 
6    1 
7    2 
8    1 
9    3 
(ii) Most frequency occurring digits $ = \;9$
Least frequently occurring digits $ = \;2,\;3,\;4,\;5,\;6,\;8$
10. A random survey of the number of children of various age group playing in the park was found:
$\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {{\text{Age}}[{\text{in years}}]}&{1  2}&{2  3}&{3.5}&{5  7}&{7 \cdot 10} \\ {{\text{ No}}{\text{. of children }}}&3&5&7&{10}&{13} \\ \end{array}$
Draw a histogram to represent the data above?
Ans: we will calculate the adjusted frequencies [AF] for histogram because the class intervals are not of equal width.
Minimum class size [CS] = 1
Age (In Years)  Frequency  Class Size(CS)  ${\text{AF = }}\dfrac{{{\text{Minimum CS}}}}{{{\text{CS of this class}}}}{\text{ \times Its frequency}}$ 
12  3  1  $\dfrac{1}{1} \times 3 = 3$ 
23  5  1  $\dfrac{1}{1} \times 5 = 5$ 
35  7  2  $\dfrac{1}{2} \times 7 = 3.5$ 
57  10  2  $\dfrac{1}{2} \times 10 = 5$ 
710  13  3  $\dfrac{1}{3} \times 13 = 4.3$ 
To get the required histogram, draw rectangles with base equal to class interval and heights equal to the corresponding adjusted frequencies.
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11. The mean of $20,\;8,\;12,\;13,\;15\;{\text{\& }}\;P$ is 30 . Find the value of $P$ ?
Ans. Mean $ = \bar x = \dfrac{{20 + 8 + 12 + 13 + 15 + P}}{6}$
$30 = \dfrac{{68 + P}}{6}$
$ \Rightarrow 180 = 68 + P$
$\therefore P = 180  68 = 112$
12. Find the mode of the following data: 14, 25, 14, 14, 25, 24, 20, 28, 18, 20.
Ans: Arrange the given data in ascending order:
14, 14, 14, 18, 20, 20, 24, 25, 25, 28
The value 14 occurs most frequently i.e. 3 times as observed.
So, Mode is 14
13. Find the median of 5, 7, 10, 9, 5, 12, 15, 12, 18, 20. If 9 is replaced by 14, what will be the new median?
Ans: Arrange the given data in ascending order:
5, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 15, 18, 20
Here, ${\text{n}} = 10$ [even number]
So, Median $ = \dfrac{{{5^{{\text{th }}}}{\text{ observation }} + {6^{{\text{th }}}}{\text{ observaiton }}}}{2} = \dfrac{{10 + 12}}{2} = 11$
After replacing 9 by 14:
5, 5, 7, 10, 12, 12, 14, 15, 18, 20
Now, ${5^{{\text{th }}}}$observation $ = {6^{{\text{th }}}}$observation $ = 12$
So, New Median $ = \dfrac{{12 + 12}}{2} = 12$
14. The average mark of boys in an examination is 68 & that of girls in 89. If the average mark of all candidates in that examination is 80 , find the ratio of the no. of boys to the number of girls that appeared in the examinations.
Ans: Let number of boys be $x$ & girls be y .
$\therefore $ Total marks of boys $ = 68 \times x = 68{\text{x}}$
$\therefore $ Total marks of girls $ = 89 \times y = 89y$
Hence, total marks for boys & girls $ = \;68x + 89y$
Also, total of boys & girls $ = x + y$ & average for all the candidates $ = 80$
$ \Rightarrow \;\;80\; = \;\dfrac{{68x + 89y}}{{x\; + \,y}}$
$80x + 80y = 68x + 89y$
$80x  68x = 89y  80y$
$12x = 9y$
$ \Rightarrow \;\dfrac{x}{y} = \dfrac{9}{{12}} = \dfrac{3}{4}$
$\therefore $ Ratio of boys & girls $ = 3:4$
15. The mean of 6 numbers is 30. If one number is excluded, their mean is 24. Find the excluded number.
Ans: Here, ${\text{n}} = 6\;,\;\;\bar x = 30$
$\therefore \;\;\overline x = \dfrac{1}{n}\left( {\sum {{x_i}} } \right)\; \Rightarrow \;\sum {{x_i}} = n\overline x $
$\sum {{x_i}} = 6 \times 30 = 180$
So, total of 6 numbers $ = 180$
Let the excluded number be a.
Now, total of 5 number is 180 a
Mean of 5 number $ = \dfrac{{180  a}}{5}$
$ \Rightarrow 24 = \dfrac{{180  a}}{5}$
$ \Rightarrow 24 \times 5 = 180  a$
$ \Rightarrow a = 180  120$
$ \Rightarrow a = 60$
Thus, excluded number is 60.
16. The median of the observation $11,\;12,\;14,\;18,\;x + 2,\;x + 4,\;30,\;32,\;35,\;41$, arranged in ascending order is 24 . find the value of x.
Ans: Number of observation, ${\text{n}}\;{\text{ = }}\;10$
Since ${\text{n}}$ is even,
$\therefore $ median $ = \dfrac{{{{\left[ {\dfrac{n}{2}} \right]}^{th}}{\text{observation }} + {{\left[ {\dfrac{n}{2} + 1} \right]}^{th}}{\text{ observation }}}}{2}$
$ \Rightarrow 24 = \dfrac{{{5^{th}}{\text{observation }} + {6^{th}}{\text{ observation }}}}{2}$
$ \Rightarrow 24 = \dfrac{{(x + 2) + (x + 4)}}{2}$
$ \Rightarrow 24 = \dfrac{{2x + 6}}{2} \Rightarrow 24 = x + 3$
$ \Rightarrow x = 21$
So, ${\text{x}} = 21$
17. Find the median of the following data: 25, 34, 31, 23, 22, 26, 35, 28, 20, 32.
Ans: Arrange the data in ascending order:
20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 31, 32, 34, 35.
Hence, the no. of observation $n\; = \;10$ (even)
$ \Rightarrow \;{\text{median}}\; = \dfrac{{{5^{th}}{\text{observation }} + {6^{th}}{\text{ observation }}}}{2}$
$ = \dfrac{{26 + 28}}{2} = 27$
So, median of the data is 27 .
18. In x standard, these are three sections A, B, C with 25, 40 and 30 students respectively. The average mark of section A is $70\% $, of section B is $65\% $ and of section B is $50\% $. Find the average marks of the entire X standard.
Ans: ${n_1} = 25,{n_2} = 40,{n_3} = 35$
${\bar x_1} = 70,{\bar x_2} = 65$, and ${\overline x _3} = 50$
Let $\overline X $, denote the average mark of the entire X standard.
Then, $\bar X = \dfrac{{{n_1}{{\bar X}_1} + {{\text{n}}_2}{{\bar X}_2} + {{\text{n}}_3}{{\bar X}_3}}}{{{n_2} + {{\text{n}}_2} + {{\text{n}}_3}}}$
$ = \dfrac{{25 \times 70 + 40 \times 65 + 35 \times 50}}{{25 + 40 + 35}}$
$ = \dfrac{{1750 + 2600 + 1750}}{{100}}$
$ = \dfrac{{6100}}{{100}} = 61$
So, the average marks of the entire X standard is $61\% $.
19. If $\bar x$ is a mean of ${x_1}{\text{,}}\;{{\text{x}}_2},\;{{\text{x}}_3}       {{\text{x}}_n}$ then the mean of $a{x_1},\;a{x_2},\;     ,\;a{x_n}$ is $a\bar x$ where ‘a’ is any number different from 2 era i.e. if each observation is multiplied by a non 2 era number a, then the mean is also multiplied by a.
Ans: We have: $\bar X = \dfrac{1}{n}\left[ {\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {{X_i}} } \right]$
Let $X$ be the mean of $a{x_1},a{x_2} \ldots .a{x_n}$. Then,
$X = \dfrac{{a{x_1} + a{x_2} + \ldots + a{x_n}}}{n}$
$ = \dfrac{{a\left( {{{\text{x}}_1} + {{\text{x}}_7} + \ldots \ldots + {{\text{x}}_n}} \right)}}{n}$
$ = {\text{a}}\left[ {\dfrac{1}{n}\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {{X_i}} } \right]$
$ = a\overline X $
Thus, mean gets multiplied by a.
20. The class marks of a distribution are 26, 31, 41, 36, 46, 51, 56, 61, 66, 71. Find the true class limits.
Ans: Class size is the difference between any two consecutive class marks because class marks are uniformly spaced.
$\therefore $ Class size $ = 31  26 = 5$
If a is the class mark of a class interval of size $h$, then the lower and upper limits of the class intervals are $a  \dfrac{h}{2}$ and $a + \dfrac{n}{2}$ respectively .
Here ${\text{h}} = 5$
$\therefore $ Lower limit of first class interval $ = 26  \dfrac{5}{2} = 23.5$ and upper limit of first class interval $ = 26 + \dfrac{5}{2} = 28.5$
$\therefore $ First class interval is 23.528.5
So, true class limits:
$23.5  28.5,\;\;28.5  33.5,\;\;33.5  38.5,\;\;38.5  43.5,\;\;43.5  48.5,\;\;48.5  53.5$
21. The marks obtained by 15 students in an examination are given below;
125, 130, 130, 120, 141, 146, 162, 163, 169, 173, 179, 188, 192, 195, 199.
Form a cumulative frequency table with class interval of length 20.
Ans:
Class Interval  Tally Marks  Frequency  Cumulative frequency 
120140  $$  4  4 
140160  \[\]  2  6 
160180  \[{{}}\]  5  11 
180200  $$  4  15 
Total 
 15  15 




22. For the following data, draw a histogram and a frequency polygon.
Mark  010  1020  2030  3040  4050 
No. of Students  5  10  4  6  7 
Ans:
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23. If $X$ is the mean of $n$ observation ${x_1},{{\text{x}}_2} \ldots \ldots ,{x_n}$, then prove that the mean of ${x_1}  a,\;{x_2}  a \ldots ..,\;{x_n}  a$, is $X  a$, where a is any real number.
Ans: We have $\bar X = \dfrac{1}{n}\left[ {\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {{X_t}} } \right]$
Let $X$ be the mean of ${x_1}  {a_2},\;{x_2}  a,... \ldots ,\;{x_3}  a$.
Then, $X = \dfrac{{\left( {{x_1}  a} \right) + \left( {{x_2}  a} \right) + \ldots . + \left( {{x_n}  a} \right)}}{n}$
$ = \dfrac{{\left( {{x_1} + {x_1} + \ldots .{x_n}} \right)  na}}{n}$
$ = \dfrac{1}{n}\left[ {\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {{X_t}} } \right]  \dfrac{{na}}{a}$
$ = \bar X  a\quad $
Hence, proved.
24. The mean of 16 numbers is 8. If 2 is added to every number, what will be new mean?
Ans: Let ${{\text{x}}_1},{{\text{x}}_2}{{\text{x}}_3} \ldots \ldots ,{x_{16}}$ be 16 numbers with their mean equal to 8 .
Then, $\bar X = \dfrac{1}{n}\left( {\sum {{x_i}} } \right)$
$ \Rightarrow 8 = \dfrac{{{x_1} + {x_2} + \ldots .. + {x_{15}}}}{{16}}$
$ \Rightarrow 16 \times 8 = {x_1} + {x_2} + \ldots \ldots + {x_{16}}$
New numbers are : ${x_1} + 2,\;{{\text{x}}_2} + 2,\;{{\text{x}}_3} + 2,\; \ldots \ldots ,\;{x_{16}} + 2$
Let $X$ Be the mean of new numbers. Then,
$X = \dfrac{{\left( {{x_1} + 2} \right) + \left( {{x_2} + 2} \right) + \ldots .. + \left( {{x_{16}} + 2} \right)}}{{16}}$
$ = \dfrac{{\left( {{x_1} + {x_2} + \ldots \ldots + {x_{16}}} \right) + 2 \times 16}}{{16}}$
$ = \dfrac{{128 + 32}}{{16}}$
$ = \dfrac{{160}}{{16}} = 10$
25. Calculate the mean from the given data.
Mark  15  20  25  30  35  40 
No. of students  6  7  12  14  15  6 
Ans:
${x_i}$  ${f_i}$  ${f_1} \times {x_i}$ 
15  6  90 
20  7  140 
25  12  300 
30  14  420 
35  15  525 
40  6  240 
${\sum f _i} = n = 60$ and ${\sum f _i}{x_i} = 1715$
$\therefore $ mean $ = \dfrac{{{{\sum f }_i}{x_i}}}{n} = \dfrac{{1715}}{{60}} = 28.5$
26. The following table gives the mark scored by 50 students in an entrance examination:
Mark  020  2040  4060  6080  80100 
No. of students  7  6  13  16  8 
From this table find:
(i) the less than series and
(ii) the more than series.
Ans: (i) Less than cumulative frequency table.
Mark Obtained  Number of Students (Cumulative Frequency) 
Less than 20  7 
Less than 40  13 
Less than 60  26 
Less than 80  42 
Less than 100  50 
(ii) More than cumulative frequency table.
Mark Obtained  Number of Students (Cumulative Frequency) 
More than 0  50 
More than 20  43 
More than 40  37 
More than 60  24 
More than 80  8 
More than 100  0 
27. Find the sum of the deviations of the various values 3, 4, 6, 8, 14 from their mean.
Ans: Recall that the deviations of the values ${{\text{x}}_1},{{\text{x}}_2},{{\text{x}}_3} \ldots \ldots .{{\text{x}}_{\text{n}}}$ about ${\text{A}}$ are
${{\text{X}}_1}  {\text{A}},\;\;{{\text{x}}_2}  {\text{A}},\;\;{{\text{x}}_3}  {\text{A,}}\;\; \ldots \ldots \ldots .,\;{{\text{x}}_{\text{n}}}  {\text{A}}$
Let $X$ be the deviations of the values 3, 4, 6, 8, 14. Then,
$X = \dfrac{{3 + 4 + 6 + 8 + 14}}{5} = \dfrac{{35}}{5} = 7$
Now, sum of the deviations of the values 3, 4, 6, 8 and 14 , From their mean $\overline X = 7$ is given by
$(3  7) + (4  7) + (6  7) + (8  7) + (14  4) =  4  3  1 + 1 + 7 = 0$
28. The mean of 40 observations was 200 . It was detected on rechecking that the value of 65 was wrongly copied as 25 for computation of mean. Find the correct mean.
Ans: ${\text{n}} = 40,\;\;\overline X = 200$
So, $X = \dfrac{1}{n}\left( {\sum x } \right) \Rightarrow 200 = \dfrac{1}{{40}}\left( {\sum {{x_i}} } \right)$
$\sum {{x_1}} = 200 \times 40 = 8000$
$\therefore $ Incorrect value of $\sum x = 8000$
correct value of $\sum {{x_i}} = $ incorrect value of $\sum {{x_1}} $ incorrect item + correct item $ = 8000  25 + 65\;\; = \;\;8040$
$\therefore $ correct mean $ = \dfrac{{8040}}{{40}} = 201$
29. It $\overline X $ is the mean of n observation ${x_1},\;{x_2}, \ldots \ldots .,\;{x_2}$, then prove that $\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {\left( {{X_t}  \overline X } \right)} = 0$
i.e., the algebraic sum of deviations from mean is zero.
Ans: We have $\bar X = \dfrac{1}{n}\left[ {\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {{x_i}} } \right]$
$ \Rightarrow {\text{n}}\bar X = \sum\limits_{{\text{l}} = 1}^n {{x_i}} $
Now, $\sum\limits_{{\text{i}} = 1}^n {\left( {{x_{\text{i}}}  \bar X} \right)} = \left( {{x_i}  \bar X} \right) + \left( {{x_2}  \bar X} \right) + \ldots . + \left( {{{\text{x}}_n}  \bar X} \right)$
$ = \left( {{x_1} + {x_2} + \ldots . + {x_n}} \right)  n\overline X $
$ = \sum\limits_{{\text{i}}  1}^n {{x_{\text{i}}}}  n\bar X$
$ = \;n\overline X \;  \;n\overline X $
= 0
So, $\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {\left( {{x_i}  \bar X} \right)} = 0$
3 Marks Questions
1. Find the median of the following data 19, 25, 59, 48, 35, 31, 30, 32, 51. If 25 is replaced by 52, what will be the new median.
Ans: 32, 35
2. If the mean of the following distribution is 6, then find the value of p.
x  2  4  6  10  p+5 
f  3  2  3  1  2 
Ans: 7
3. If the mean of five observations ${\text{x}},{\text{x}} + 2,{\text{x}} + 4,{\text{x}} + 6,{\text{x}} + 8$ is 11, find the mean of first three observation.
Ans: 9
4. The mean of 5 numbers is 18. If one number is excluded, their mean is 16, find the excluded number.
Ans: 26
5. The following observations have been arranged in ascending order. If the median of the data is 63, find the value of x.
$29,32,48,50,x,x + 2,72,78,84,95$
Ans: 62
6. (i) Find the mean of the following data: 25, 27, 19, 29, 21, 23, 25, 30, 28, 20.
Show that the sum of deviation of all the observations from the mean is zero.
(ii) Find the median of the data given above.
Ans: (i) Mean$ = \;\bar x = \dfrac{{25 + 27 + 19 + 29 + 21 + 23 + 25 + 30 + 28 + 20}}{{10}} = \dfrac{{247}}{{10}} = 24.7$
Sum of the deviations of all the observations from the mean $ = \sum\limits_{i = 1}^{10} {(x  \bar x)} $
$ = (25  24.7) + (27  24.7) + (19  24.7) + (27  24.7) + $
$(23  24.7) + (25  24.7) + (30  24.7) + (28  24.7) + (20  24.7)$
$ = 0.3 + 2.3  5.7 + 4.3  2.7  1.7 + 03 + 5.3 + 3.3  4.7 = 0$
(ii) Arranging the data in ascending order: $19,20,21,23,25,25,27,28,29,30$
Here, ${\text{n}} = 10$ [even number]
$\therefore $ Median $ = \;\;\dfrac{{{{\left[ {\dfrac{n}{2}} \right]}^{[th}}{\text{observation }} + {{\left[ {\dfrac{n}{2} + 1} \right]}^{th}}{\text{observation }}}}{2}$
$ = \dfrac{{{5^{{\text{th }}}}{\text{observation }} + {6^{{\text{th }}}}{\text{observation }}}}{2} = \dfrac{{25 + 25}}{2} = 25$
7. If the mean of the following data is 21 . Find the value of ${\text{P}}$.
X 7 15 28 5 1
Y 8 20 P 3 2
Ans:
${x_i}$  ${f_i}$  ${f_1} \times {x_i}$ 
7  8  56 
15  20  300 
28  p  28p 
5  3  15 
1  2  2 
Total  33+p  373+28p 
$\sum {{f_i}} = 33 + P\quad \sum {{x_i}} {f_i} = 373 + 28P$
$\bar x = \dfrac{{\sum {{x_1}} {f_f}}}{{\sum {{f_i}} }}$
$21 = \dfrac{{373 + 28P}}{{33 + P}}$
$21 \times 33 + 21P = 373 + 28P$
$693 + 21P = 373 + 28P$
$693  373 = 28P  21P$
$320 = 7P$
$P = \dfrac{{320}}{7}$
$\therefore P = 45.7$
8. In a mathematics test given to 10 students, the following marks [out of 100] are recorded as: 82, 41, 39, 52, 53, 45, 96, 47, 50, 60.
Find out the mean & median of the above marks.
Ans: The given observation are: 82, 41, 39, 52, 53, 45, 96, 47, 50, 60
Sum of 10 observations $ = 82 + 41 + 39 + 52 + 53 + 45 + 96 + 47 + 50 + 60\; = \;565$
$\bar X = \dfrac{1}{n}\left[ {\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {{x_i}} } \right]$
$\therefore \;\;\overline X \; = \dfrac{{565}}{{10}} = 56.5$
Arrange given observation in ascending order:
39, 41, 45, 47, 50, 52, 53, 60, 82, 96.
Here, n = 10 [even no.]
$\therefore $ Median $ = \dfrac{{{{\left( {\dfrac{n}{2}} \right)}^{{\text{th }}}}{\text{observation }} + {{\left( {\dfrac{n}{2} + 1} \right)}^{th}}{\text{observation }}}}{2}$
$ = \dfrac{{{5^{{\text{th }}}}{\text{observation }} + {6^{{\text{th }}}}{\text{observation }}}}{2}$
$ = \dfrac{{50 + 52}}{2} = \dfrac{{102}}{2} = 51$
9. The following is the monthly expenditure (Rs.) of ten families of the particular area:
145, 115, 129, 135, 139, 158, 170, 175, 188, 163
(a) Make a frequency distribution table by using the following class interval:
100120, 120140, 140160, 160180, 180200.
(b) Construct a frequency polygon for the above frequency distribution.
Ans:
Frequency distribution  
Class Intervals  Tally Marks  Frequency 
100120  I  1 
120140  III  3 
140160  II  2 
160180  III  3 
180120  I  1 
Total  10 
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10. The mean of 5 numbers is 39. If one number is excluded, their mean is 35 , find the excluded number.
Ans: The mean of 5 numbers $ = 39$
So, sum of five numbers $ = 39 \times 5 = 195$
The mean of 4 numbers $ = 35$
So, sum of four numbers $ = 35 \times 4 = 140$
Thus, Excluded numbers = Sum of five numbers  Sum of four numbers
$ = 195  140 = 55$
11. If the mean of 8 observation $x,\;x + 1,\;x + 3,\;x + 4,\;x + 5,\;x + 6,\;x + 7$ is 50, find the mean of first 5 observation.
Ans: Mean $ = \dfrac{{\sum {{x_i}} }}{n}$
$\bar x = \dfrac{{x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) + (x + 3) + (x + 4) + (x + 5) + (x + 6) + (x + 7)}}{8}$
$50 = \dfrac{{8x + 28}}{8}$
$400  28 = 8x$
$\therefore x = \dfrac{{372}}{8} = 46.5$
The given set of 8 observations is 46.5, 47.5, 48.5, 50.5, 49.5, 51.5, 52.5, 53.5.
So, mean of first 5 observations is:
$\bar x = \dfrac{{46.5 + 47.5 + 48.5 + 49.5 + 50.5}}{5} = \dfrac{{242.5}}{5} = 48.5$
12. Represent the following data by means of histogram.
Weekly wages (in Rs)  1015  1520  2025  2530  3040  4060  6080 
Number of workers(frequency)  7  9  8  5  12  12  8 
Ans:
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Following will be the adjusted Frequencies:
Weekly wages (in rupees)  Frequency  Adjusted frequencies 
1015  7  $\dfrac{5}{5} \times 7 = 7$ 
1520  9  $\dfrac{5}{5} \times 9 = 9$ 
2025  8  $\dfrac{5}{5} \times 8 = 8$ 
2530  5  $\dfrac{5}{5} \times 5 = 5$ 
3040  12  $\dfrac{5}{{10}} \times 12 = 6$ 
4060  12  $\dfrac{5}{{20}} \times 12 = 3$ 
6080  8  $\dfrac{5}{{20}} \times 8 = 2$ 
13. The Mean of monthly salary of 10 members of a group is Rs 1445, one more member whose monthly salary is Rs 1500 has joined the group. Find mean monthly salary of 11 member of the group.
Ans: Here $n = 10,\;\;\bar X = 1445$
So, $\bar X = \dfrac{1}{n}\left( {\sum {{x_i}} } \right) \Rightarrow {\text{n}}\bar X = \sum {{x_i}} \Rightarrow 10 \times 1445 = \sum {{x_i}} $
$ \Rightarrow \sum {{x_i}} = 14450$
So, total monthly wages of 10 person ${\text{Rs}} = 14450$
Monthly salary wages of one more person who joined the group is 1500 .
$\therefore $ Total monthly wages of 11 persons = Rs $14450 + 1500 = $ Rs 15950
So, average monthly salary to 11 person
$ = \dfrac{{{\text{ total monthly wages }}}}{{11}} = \dfrac{{15950}}{{11}} = \operatorname{Rs} 1450$
14. The sum of the deviations of a set of n values ${{\text{x}}_1},\;{{\text{x}}_2},\;..........\;{{\text{x}}_n}$ measured from 50 is 10 and the sum of deviation of the values from 46 is 70. Find the values of ${\text{n}}$ and the mean.
Ans: We have,
$\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {\left( {{x_i}  50} \right)} =  10$ and $\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {\left( {{x_i}  46} \right)} = 70$
$ \Rightarrow \sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {{x_i}}  50n = 10 \to $ (i)
$ \Rightarrow \sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {{x_i}}  46n = 70 \to $ (ii)
Subtracting (ii) from (i), we get $  \;4{\text{n}} =  \;80$
${\text{n}} = 20$
Putting ${\text{n}} = 20$ in (i), we get
$\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {{x_i}  50 \times 20 = \;\;  10} $
$ \Rightarrow \sum\limits_{{\text{l}} = 1}^n {{X_i}} = 990$
$\therefore $ mean $ = \dfrac{1}{n}\left[ {\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {{x_i}} } \right] = \dfrac{{990}}{{20}}$ $ = \,\;49.5$
So, ${\text{n}} = 20$ and mean $ = 49.5$
15. There are 50 students in a class out of which 40 are boys and rest girls. The average weight of the class is 44 kg and the average weight of the girls is40 kg. Find the average weight of the boys.
Ans: We have, n = No. of students in a class $ = 50$
${{\text{n}}_1} = $ No. of boys in a class $ = 40$
${{\text{n}}_2} = $ No. of girls in a class $ = 10$
${\bar X_1} = $ Average weight of boys $ = ?$
${X_2} = $ Average weight of girls $ = 40\;{\text{kg}}$
$\therefore \bar X = \dfrac{{{n_1}{{\bar X}_1} + {n_2}{{\bar X}_2}}}{{{n_1} + {n_2}}}$
$ \Rightarrow 44 = \dfrac{{40{{\overline X }_1} + 10 \times 40}}{{40 + 10}}$
$ \Rightarrow 50 \times 44 = 40{\overline X _1} + 400$
$ \Rightarrow 2200 = 40{\bar X_1} + 400$
$ \Rightarrow {\bar X_1} = 45$
Hence, the average weight of boys is $45{\text{Kg}}$
16. The mean of 100 items was found to be 300. If at the time of calculation two items were wrongly taken as 32 and 12 instead of 23 and 11 , find the correct mean.
Ans: Here, ${\text{n}} = 100,\quad X = 30$
So, $\overline X = \dfrac{1}{n}\left( {\sum {{x_i}} } \right) \Rightarrow \sum {{x_i}} = n\bar X$
$ \Rightarrow \sum {{x_i}} = 100 \times 30$ $ = 3000$
$\therefore $ Incorrect value of $\sum {{x_i}} = 3000$
Now, correct value of $\sum {{x_i}} = $ incorrect value of $\sum {{x_i}}  ($ sum of incorrect value $) + ($ sum of correct value)
$ = 3000  (32 + 12) + (23 + 11)\;\; = \;2990$
Correct mean $ = \dfrac{{{\text{ Correct value of }}\sum {{x_i}} }}{n} = \dfrac{{2990}}{{100}}$ $ = \;\;29.9$
17. The mean of 10 numbers is 20 . If 8 is subtracted from every number, what will be the new mean?
Ans: Let ${{\text{x}}_1},{{\text{x}}_2}, \ldots {x_{10}}$ be 10 numbers with their mean equal to 20 .
Then,
$\bar X = \dfrac{1}{n}\left( {\sum {{x_i}} } \right)$
$20 = \dfrac{{{x_1} + {x_2} + \ldots .. + {x_{20}}}}{{10}}$
$ \Rightarrow 200 = {{\text{x}}_1} + {x_2} + \ldots . + {x_{10}}$
New numbers are ${x_1}  8,\;{x_2}  8,\; \ldots \ldots ,\;{x_{10}}  8$
Let $\bar X$ be the mean of new number.
$\overline X = \dfrac{{\left( {{x_1}  8} \right) + \left( {{x_2}  8} \right) + \ldots . + \left( {{x_{10}}  8} \right)}}{{10}}$
$X = \dfrac{{\left( {{x_1} + {x_2} + \ldots \ldots + {x_{10}}} \right)  8 \times 10}}{{10}}$
$ = \dfrac{{200  80}}{{10}} = 12$
18. The mean of n observation ${x_1},\;{x_2},\;.......,\;{x_n}$, is $\overline X $. If $(a  b)$ is added to each of the observation, show that the mean of the new set of observation is $\overline X + (a  b)$.
Ans: We have, $\bar X = \dfrac{{{x_1} + {x_1} + \ldots + {x_n}}}{n} \to $ (i)
Let $X$ be the mean of ${x_1} + (a  b),\;{x_2} + (a  b), \ldots \ldots ,\;{x_n} + (a  b)$. Then, $X = \dfrac{{\left[ {{x_1} + (a  b)} \right] + \left[ {{x_2} + (a  b)} \right] + \ldots \ldots + \left[ {{x_n} + (a  b)} \right]}}{n}$
$ = \dfrac{{{x_1} + {x_2} + \ldots + {x_n} + n(a  b)}}{n}$
$ = \dfrac{{{x_1} + {x_2} + \ldots + {x_n}}}{n} + \dfrac{{n(a  b)}}{n}$
$ = X + (a  b)$ [using (i)]
19. If ${{\text{x}}_1},{{\text{x}}_2} \ldots \ldots {{\text{x}}_{\text{n}}}$ are n values of a variable X such that $\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {\left( {{x_{\text{i}}}  2} \right)} = 110$ and $\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {\left( {{x_1}  5} \right)} .$ Find the value of n and the mean.
Ans: We have: $\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {({x_i}}  2) = 110$ and $\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {({x_i}}  5) = 20$
$ \Rightarrow \left( {{x_1}  2} \right) + \left( {{x_2}  2} \right) + \ldots .. + \left( {{x_n}  2} \right) = 110$
$ \Rightarrow \left( {{x_1}  5} \right) + \left( {{x_2}  5} \right) + \ldots .. + \left( {{x_n}  5} \right) = 20$
$ \Rightarrow \left( {{x_1} + {x_2} + \ldots + {x_n}} \right)  2n = 110$ and $\left( {{x_1} + {x_2} + \ldots + {x_1}} \right)  5n = 20$
$ \Rightarrow \sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {{x_i}}  2n = 110$ and $\sum\limits_{i = 1}^e {{x_1}}  5n = 20$
Thus, we have $S  2n = 110$....(i)
and $S  5n = 20$....(ii)
Subtracting (ii) from (i), we get:
$3n = 90$
$n = 30$
Putting ${\text{n}} = 30$ in (i), we get:
${\text{S}}  60 = 110\;\; \Rightarrow \;{\text{S}} = 170 \Rightarrow \sum\limits_{{\text{i}} = 1}^n {{x_i}} = 170$
$\therefore $ mean $ = \dfrac{1}{n}\left[ {\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {{x_i}} } \right]$
$ = \dfrac{{170}}{{30}} = \dfrac{{17}}{3}$
20. Find the missing frequencies in the following frequency distribution shown that the mean of the distribution is 1.46.
No. of accidents(x)  0  1  2  3  4  5  Total 
Frequency(f)  45  ?  ?  25  10  5  200 
Ans: Let the missing frequencies be f1 and f2.
${x_i}$  ${f_i}$  ${f_i}{x_i}$ 
0  46  0 
1  ${f_1}$  ${f_1}$ 
2  ${f_2}$  $2{f_2}$ 
3  25  75 
4  10  40 
5  5  25 
 \[\sum {{f_i}} = 86 + {f_1} + {f_2}\]  \[\sum {{f_i}} {x_i} = 140 + {f_1} + 2{f_2}\] 
We have: ${\text{N}} = 200$
$\therefore 200 = 86 + {f_1} + {f_2}$
$114 = {f_1} + {f_2}.............({\text{i}})$
Also, Mean $ = 1.46$
$ \Rightarrow 1.46 = \dfrac{{\sum {{f_i}} {x_i}}}{N}$
$ \Rightarrow 1.46 = \dfrac{{140 + {f_1} + 2{f_2}}}{{200}}$
$ \Rightarrow 292 = 140 + {{\text{f}}_1} + 2{{\text{f}}_2}$
$ \Rightarrow 152 = {{\text{f}}_1} + 2{{\text{f}}_2}..........(ii)$
Solving (i) and (ii), we get
${{\text{f}}_1} = 76$ and ${{\text{f}}_2} = 38$
21. Give some examples of data that you can collect from your day to day life.
Ans: Some examples of data that we can gather from our day to day life are:
Number of students in our college.
Number of fans in our school library.
Electricity bills of our shop for last three years.
Election results obtained from television or newspapers.
Literacy rate figures obtained from National Survey.
Heights of 30 students of our class.
Maximum temperatures of the days of a particular week from weather forcast.
Number of members in the families of your locality from a record.
Distances from the college of the homes of five students.
22. Classify the data in Q21 above as primary or secondary data.
Ans: Primary Data: When investigator himself collects the information with some specific objective in mind, data obtained is called Primary data. Such types of data are collected for first time for their own use. Above mentioned (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (ix) are the examples of primary data.
Secondary Data: It includes the collection of information from sources which already had the information stored such as newspaper, television, etc. Above mentioned (iv), (v), (vii) and (viii) are the examples of secondary data.
23. The blood groups of 30 students of a class VIII are recorded as follows:
A, B, O, O, AB, O, A, O, B, A, O, B, A, O, O, A, AB, O, A, A, O, O, AB, B, A, O, B, A, B, O .
Represent this data in the form of a frequency distribution table. Which is the most common and which is the rarest blood group among these students?
Ans: The frequency distribution table for the given data is as follows:
Blood Group  Tally Marks  Frequency (Number of students) 
A  \[{{}}\]  9 
B  \[{{}}\]  6 
O  \[{{}}{{}}\]  12 
AB  \[\]  3 
Total 
 30 
From the table, It can be observed that the most common blood group is O and the rarest group is AB.
24. Distance (in km) of 40 engineers from their place of residence to their place of work were found as follows:
5  3  10  20  25  11  13  7  12  31 
19  10  12  17  18  11  32  17  16  2 
7  9  7  8  3  5  12  15  18  3 
12  14  2  9  6  15  15  7  6  12 
Construct a grouped frequency distribution table with class size 5 for the data given 40 above taking the first interval as 0 – 5 (5 not included). What main features do you observe from this tabular representation?
Ans. The grouped frequency distribution table for the given data is as follows:
Blood group  Tally Marks  Frequency (Number of female engineer’s) 
05  \[{{}}\]  5 
510  \[{{}}{{}}\]  11 
1015  \[{{}}{{}}\]  11 
1520  \[{{}}\]  9 
2025  $$  1 
2530  $$  1 
3035  $$  2 
Total 
 40 
From the table we observe that out of 40 female engineers $36(5 + 11 + 11 + 9)$ engineers i.e. $90\% $ of the total female engineers reside less than $20\;{\text{km}}$ from their place of work.
25. The relative humidity (in %) of a certain city for a month of 30 days was as follows:
98.1  98.6  98.2  98.3  86.5  95.3  92.9  96.3  94.2  95.1 
89.2  92.3  97.1  93.5  92.7  95.1  97.2  93.3  95.2  97.3 
96.2  92.1  84.9  90.2  95.7  98.3  97.3  96.1  92.1  89 
(i) Construct a grouped frequency distribution table with classes $84  86,86  88$ etc.
(ii) Which month or season do you think this data is about?
(iii) What is the range of this data?
Ans: (i) The grouped frequency distribution table for the given data is as follows:
Relative humidity (in %)  Tally Marks  No. of days 
8486  $$  1 
8688  $$  1 
8890  $$$$  2 
9092  $$$$  2 
9294  $$$$${{}}$  7 
9496  $$  6 
9698  $$$$${{}}$  7 
98100  $$$$$$$$  4 
(ii) Data appears to be taken in the rainy season because we observe that relative humidity is high.
(iii) From the data, we observe
Highest relative humidity $ = 99.2\% $
Lowest relative humidity $ = 84.9\% $
Range $ = \;\;(99.2  84.9)\% = 14.3\% $
26. The heights of 50 students, measured to the nearest centimeters have been found to be as follows:
$\begin{array}{llllllllll} \mathbf{1 6 1} & \mathbf{1 5 0} & \mathbf{1 5 4} & \mathbf{1 6 5} & \mathbf{1 6 8} & \mathbf{1 6 1} & \mathbf{1 5 4} & \mathbf{1 6 2} & \mathbf{1 5 0} & \mathbf{1 5 1} \\ \mathbf{1 6 2} & \mathbf{1 6 4} & \mathbf{1 7 1} & \mathbf{1 6 5} & \mathbf{1 5 8} & \mathbf{1 5 4} & \mathbf{1 5 6} & \mathbf{1 7 2} & \mathbf{1 6 0} & \mathbf{1 7 0} \\ \mathbf{1 5 3} & \mathbf{1 5 9} & \mathbf{1 6 1} & \mathbf{1 7 0} & \mathbf{1 6 2} & \mathbf{1 6 5} & \mathbf{1 6 6} & \mathbf{1 6 8} & \mathbf{1 6 5} & \mathbf{1 6 4} \\ \mathbf{1 5 4} & \mathbf{1 5 2} & \mathbf{1 5 3} & \mathbf{1 5 6} & \mathbf{1 5 8} & \mathbf{1 6 2} & \mathbf{1 6 0} & \mathbf{1 6 1} & \mathbf{1 7 3} & \mathbf{1 6 6} \\ \mathbf{1 6 1} & \mathbf{1 5 9} & \mathbf{1 6 2} & \mathbf{1 6 7} & \mathbf{1 6 8} & \mathbf{1 5 9} & \mathbf{1 5 8} & \mathbf{1 5 3} & \mathbf{1 5 4} & \mathbf{1 5 9} \end{array}$
(i) Represent the data given above by a grouped frequency distribution table, taking the class  intervals as $160  165,165  170$ etc.
(ii) What can you conclude about their heights from the table?
Ans: (i) The grouped frequency distribution table for the given data is as follows:
Distance  Tally Marks  No. of students Frequency 
150155  \[{{}}\]\[{{}}\]$$$$  12 
155160  \[{{}}\]$$$$$$$$  9 
160165  \[{{}}\]\[{{}}\]$$$$$$$$  14 
165170  \[{{}}\]\[{{}}\]  10 
170175  \[{{}}\]  5 
Total 
 50 
(ii) From the frequency distribution table drawn above, we conclude that more than $50\% $ of the students are shorter than $165\;{\text{cm}}$.
27. A study was conducted to find out the concentration of sulphur dioxide in the air in parts per million (ppm) of a certain city. The data obtained for 30 days is as follows:
$\begin{array}{llllll} 0.03 & 0.08 & 0.08 & 0.09 & 0.04 & 0.17 \\ 0.16 & 0.05 & 0.02 & 0.06 & 0.18 & 0.20 \\ 0.11 & 0.08 & 0.12 & 0.13 & 0.22 & 0.07 \\ 0.08 & 0.01 & 0.10 & 0.06 & 0.09 & 0.18 \\ 0.11 & 0.07 & 0.05 & 0.07 & 0.01 & 0.04 \end{array}$
(i) Make a grouped frequency distribution table for this data with class intervals as
0.01  0.04, 0.040.08 and so on.
(ii) For how many days, was the concentration of sulphur dioxide more than 0.11 parts per million.
Ans: (i) The minimum and maximum concentration of Sulphur dioxide in the air in parts per million is 0.01 and 0.22 respectively.
It is given that 0.000.04 is one of the class intervals and the class size is the same.
So, the classes of equal size are
0.000.04, 0.040.08 , .. , 0.200.24
Thus, the frequency distribution table is as under.
$\begin{array}{cc} \hline \begin{array}{c} \text { Concentration of } \\ \text { Sulphur dioxide (in ppm) } \end{array} & \text { Frequency } \\ \hline 0.000.04 & 4 \\ 0.040.08 & 9 \\ 0.080.12 & 9 \\ 0.120.16 & 2 \\ 0.160.20 & 4 \\ 0.200.24 & 2 \\ \hline \text { Total } & 30 \\ \hline \end{array}$
(ii) The concentration of sulphur dioxide was more than 0.11 ppm for 8 days.
28. Three coins were tossed 30 times simultaneously. Each time the number of heads occurring was noted down as follows:
$\begin{array}{*{20}{l}} 0&1&2&2&1&2&3&1&3&0 \\ 1&3&1&1&2&2&0&1&2&1 \\ 3&0&0&1&1&2&3&2&2&0 \end{array}$
Prepare a frequency distribution for the data given above.
Ans:
$\begin{array}{cc} \hline \text { Number of heads } & \text { Number of times (frequency) } \\ \hline 0 & 6 \\ \hline 1 & 10 \\ \hline 2 & 9 \\ \hline 3 & 5 \\ \hline \text { Total } & 30 \\ \hline \end{array}$
29. The value of $\pi $ up to 50 decimal places is given below:
3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510
(a) Make a frequency distribution of the digits after the decimal point and list the digits from 0 to 9 in your first column.
(b) What are the most and the least frequency occurring digits?
Ans: (i) The frequency distribution table is as under:
$\begin{array}{cc} \hline \text { Digits } & \text { Frequency } \\ \hline 0 & 2 \\ 1 & 5 \\ 2 & 5 \\ 3 & 8 \\ 4 & 4 \\ 5 & 5 \\ 6 & 4 \\ 7 & 4 \\ 8 & 5 \\ 9 & 8 \\ \hline \text { Total } & 50 \\ \hline \hline \end{array}$
(ii) The most frequently occurring digits are 3 and 9.
The least occurring is 0.
30. Thirty children were asked about the number of hours they watched TV programmers in the previous week. The results were found as follows:
$\begin{array}{llllllllll} 1 & 6 & 2 & 3 & 5 & 12 & 5 & 8 & 4 & 8 \\ 10 & 3 & 4 & 12 & 2 & 8 & 15 & 1 & 17 & 6 \\ 3 & 2 & 8 & 5 & 9 & 6 & 8 & 7 & 14 & 12 \end{array}$
(i) Make a grouped frequency distribution table for this data, taking class width 5 and one of the class interval 5 – 10.
(ii) How many children watched television for 15 or more hours a week?
Ans: (i) The minimum and maximum number of hours children watched TV programmers in the previous week are 1 hour and 17 hours, respectively. It is given that 5 – 10 is one of the class intervals and the class size is same. So, the classes of equal size are 0 – 5, 5 – 10, 10 – 15, 15 – 20.
Thus, the frequency distribution table is as under.
$\begin{array}{cc} \hline \text { Number of heads } & \text { Frequency } \\ \hline 05 & 10 \\ 510 & 13 \\ 1015 & 5 \\ 1520 & 2 \\ \hline \text { Total } & 30 \\ \hline \end{array}$
(ii) 2 children watched television for 15 or more hours a week
31. A company manufactures carbatteries of particular type. The live (in years) of 40 such batteries were recorded as follows:
$\begin{array}{llllllll} 2.6 & 3.0 & 3.7 & 3.2 & 2.2 & 4.1 & 3.5 & 4.5 \\ 3.5 & 2.3 & 3.2 & 3.4 & 3.8 & 3.2 & 4.6 & 3.7 \\ 2.5 & 4.4 & 3.4 & 3.3 & 2.9 & 3.0 & 4.3 & 2.8 \\ 3.5 & 3.2 & 3.9 & 3.2 & 3.2 & 3.1 & 3.7 & 3.4 \\ 4.6 & 3.8 & 3.2 & 2.6 & 3.5 & 4.2 & 2.9 & 3.6 \end{array}$
Construct a grouped frequency distribution table for this data, using class intervals of 45 size 0.5 starting from the interval 2 – 2.5.
Ans: The minimum and maximum life (in number of years) of car batteries are 2.2 years and 4.6 years. It is given that 2 – 2.5 is one of the class interval with uniform size of 0.5. So, the classes of equal size are 2.0 – 2.5, 2.5 – 3.0, 3.0 – 3.5,……, 4.5 – 5.0.
Thus, the frequency distribution table is as under:
$\begin{array}{cc} \hline \begin{array}{c} \text { Life of batteries } \\ \text { (in years) } \end{array} & \text { Frequency } \\ \hline 2.02.5 & 2 \\ 2.53.0 & 6 \\ 3.03.5 & 14 \\ 3.54.0 & 11 \\ 4.04.5 & 4 \\ 4.55.0 & 3 \\ \hline \text { Total } & 30 \\ \hline \end{array}$
4 Marks Questions
1. Find the value of x and y in the following distribution if it is known that the mean of the distribution is 1.46.
Ans: $x = 76,y = 38$
2. The mean monthly salary of 10 members of a group is Rs 1445 , one more member whose monthly salary is Rs 1500 has joined the group. Find the mean monthly salary of 11 members of the group.
Ans: Rs 1450
3. Given below is a cumulative frequency distribution table showing the age of people living in a locality.
$\begin{array}{ll} \text { Age in years } & \text { No. of persons } \\ \hline \text { Above 108 } & 0 \\ \hline \text { Above 96 } & 1 \\ \hline \text { Above 84 } & 3 \\ \hline \text { Above 72 } & 5 \\ \hline \text { Above 60 } & 20 \\ \hline \text { Above 48 } & 158 \\ \hline \text { Above } 36 & 427 \\ \hline \text { Above 24 } & 809 \\ \hline \text { Above 12 } & 1026 \\ \hline \text { Above 0 } & 1124 \\ \hline \end{array}$
Prepare a frequency distribution table.
Ans:
$\begin{array}{llllllllll} \hline \text { Marks } & 012 & 1224 & 2436 & 3648 & 4860 & 6072 & 7284 & 8496 & 96108 \\ \hline \text { Person } & 98 & 217 & 382 & 269 & 138 & 15 & 2 & 2 & 1 \\ \hline \hline \end{array}$
4. If ${\mathbf{x}},{{\mathbf{x}}_2} \ldots ..{{\text{x}}_{\text{n}}}$ are ${\mathbf{n}}$ values of a variable x such that $\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {\left( {{x_1}  2} \right)} = 110$ and $\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {\left( {{x_1}  5} \right)} = 20$ find the value of n and mean.
Ans: n $ = 30$, mean $ = \;\dfrac{{17}}{3}$
5. The mean of 200 items was 50. Later on, it was discovered that the two items were misread as 92 and 8 instead of 192 and 88. Find the correct mean.
Ans: 50.9
6. Find the value of p, if the mean of the following distribution is 20 .
$\begin{array}{llllll} \hline \mathrm{x} & 15 & 17 & 19 & 20+p & 23 \\ \hline \text { frequency } & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 p & 6 \\ \hline \end{array}$
Ans: 1
7. Prove that the sum of the deviations of an individual's observations from the mean is zero.
Ans: Let ${{\text{x}}_1},{{\text{x}}_2},{{\text{x}}_3}, \cdots ,{{\text{x}}_{\text{n}}}$ be n individual observations whose mean is $\bar x$. The sum of the deviations of these n observations from $\overline x $ is given by:
$\sum\limits_{{\text{i}} = 1}^n {\left( {{x_{\text{i}}}  \overline x } \right)} = \left( {{x_i}  \overline x } \right) + \left( {{x_2}  \overline x } \right) + \ldots . + \left( {{{\text{x}}_n}  \overline x } \right)$
Also, we have $\overline x = \dfrac{1}{n}\left[ {\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {{x_i}} } \right]$
$ \Rightarrow {\text{n}}\overline x = \sum\limits_{{\text{l}} = 1}^n {{x_i}} $
Now, $\sum\limits_{{\text{i}} = 1}^n {\left( {{x_{\text{i}}}  \overline x } \right)} = \left( {{x_i}  \overline x } \right) + \left( {{x_2}  \overline x } \right) + \ldots . + \left( {{{\text{x}}_n}  \overline x } \right)$
$ = \left( {{x_1} + {x_2} + \ldots . + {x_n}} \right)  n\overline x $
$ = \sum\limits_{{\text{i}}  1}^n {{x_{\text{i}}}}  n\overline x $
$ = \;n\overline x \;  \;n\overline x $
= 0
So, $\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n {\left( {{x_i}  \overline x } \right)} = 0$
8. From the data given below find:
(a) Lower limit of the third class
(b) Upper limit of the seventh class.
(c) Class boundaries of the sixth class.
(d) The class mark of the fifth class.
(e) The size of the second class
(f) Draw histogram of the data.
$\begin{array}{llllllll} \hline \text { No. of Wage[Rs.] } & 150200 & 200250 & 250300 & 300350 & 350400 & 400450 & 450500 \\ \hline \text { Employees } & 5 & 3 & 5 & 6 & 8 & 7 & 5 \\ \hline \end{array}$
Ans:
(a) Lower limit of the third class = 250
(b) Upper limit of the seventh class = 500
(c) Class boundaries of the sixth class = 400 – 450
(d) The class mark of the fifth class = 375
(e) The size of the second class = 50
(f) Histogram
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9. Draw a histogram with frequency polygon for the following data.
$\begin{array}{ccccccc} \hline \text { class interval } & 2529 & 3034 & 3539 & 4044 & 4549 & 5054 \\ \hline \text { frequency } & 5 & 15 & 23 & 20 & 10 & 7 \\ \hline \end{array}$
Ans: Ascertainment of lower and upper class limits: since the difference between the second and first midpoints is 2529
Let ${\text{h}} = 1$
Then for continuous frequency distribution, we subtract $\dfrac{h}{2}$ from the lower limit and Add $\dfrac{h}{2}$ to the upper limit.
$\therefore \dfrac{h}{2} = 0.5$
$\begin{array}{lcccccc} \hline \text { class interval } & 24.529.5 & 29.534.5 & 34.539.5 & 39.544.5 & 44.549.5 & 49.554.5 \\ \hline \text { frequency } & 5 & 15 & 23 & 20 & 10 & 7 \\ \hline \end{array}$
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10. The average score of girls in class examinations in a school is 67 and that of boys is 63. The average score for the whole class is 64.5. Find the percentage of girls and boys in the class.
Ans: Let the number of girls and boys be n1 and n2 respectively.
We have:
$\overline {{X_1}} $: Average score of girls $ = 67$
$\overline {{X_2}} $ : Average score of boys $ = 63$
$X$: Average score of the whole class $ = 64.5$
$X = \dfrac{{{n_1}\overline {{X_1}} + {n_2}\overline {{X_2}} }}{{{n_2} + {n_2}}}$
$ \Rightarrow 64.5 = \dfrac{{67{n_1} + 63{n_2}}}{{{n_1} + {n_2}}}$
$ \Rightarrow 64.5{{\text{n}}_{\text{1}}} + 64.5{{\text{n}}_2} = 67{{\text{n}}_1} + 63{{\text{n}}_2}$
$ \Rightarrow 2.5{{\text{n}}_1} = 1.5{{\text{n}}_2}$
$ \Rightarrow 25{{\text{n}}_1} = 15{{\text{a}}_2}$
$ \Rightarrow 5{{\text{n}}_1} = 3{{\text{n}}_2}$
Total number of students in the class $ = {n_1} + {n_2}$
$\therefore $ percentage of girls $ = \dfrac{{{n_1}}}{{{n_1} + {n_2}}} \times 100$
$ = \dfrac{{{n_1}}}{{{n_1} + \dfrac{{5{n_1}}}{3}}} \times 100$
$ = \dfrac{{3{n_1}}}{{3{n_1} + 5{n_1}}} \times 100$
$ = \dfrac{3}{8} \times 100 = 37.5$
Percentage of boys $ = \dfrac{{{n_2}}}{{{n_1} + {n_2}}} \times 100$
$ = \dfrac{{{n_2}}}{{\dfrac{{3{n_2}}}{5} + {n_2}}} \times 100$
$ = \dfrac{{5{n_2}}}{{3{n_2} + 5{n_2}}} \times 100$
$ = 62.5$
11. Find the unknown entries (a, b, c, d, e, f) from the following frequency distribution of heights of 50 students in a class.
Class Intervals (height in cm)  Frequency  Cumulative Frequency 
150155  12  a 
155160  b  25 
160165  10  c 
165170  d  43 
170175  e  48 
175180  2  f 
Ans: Since the given frequency distribution is the frequency distribution of 50 students.
Therefore, $g = 50$
From the table, we have
$a = 12,\;\;b + 12 = 25,\;\;12 + b + 10 = c,\;\;12 + b + 10 + d = 43$
$12 + b + 10 + d + e = 48$ and $12 + b + 10 + d + e + g = f$
Now,
${\text{b}} + 12 = 25 \Rightarrow {\text{b}} = 13$
$12 + b + 10 = c$
$ \Rightarrow 12 + 13 + 10 = {\text{c}}$
$ \Rightarrow c = 35$
$12 + b + 10 + d  43$
$ \Rightarrow 12 + 13 + 10 + d = 43$
$ \Rightarrow d = 8$
$12 + b + 10 + d + e = 48$
$ \Rightarrow 12 + 13 + 10 + 8 + e = 48$
$ \Rightarrow e = 5$
$12 + b + 10 + d + e + 2 = f$
$ \Rightarrow 12 + 13 + 10 + 8 + 5 + 2 = f$
$ \Rightarrow \;f = 50$
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Maths Chapter 12 Statistics
The collection, arrangement, examination, interpretation, and presentation of data are defined by Statistics.
Steps in assessing the data:
Collection of data
Presentation of data (Tabular/ Graphical)
The measure of central tendency
We will address all these aspects of data briefly in this chapter.
Collection of Data
Data collection is the method by which information on targeted variables is collected and measured in a defined framework, which then helps one to answer relevant questions and analyze results.
For statistical analysis, there are several methods used to gather or collect data. Three of the methods that are most commonly used are:
Direct observation
Experimentation
Surveys
Ex: In a class of 50 students a teacher has to collect the data of blood groups of all students. So this task is regarding data collection.
How this is achieved is the method of data collection.
So here the teacher can look into the documents of students to collect the blood group data or the teacher can organize a doctor to check all 50 students and collect the data.
Presentation of Data
Data presentation refers to the arrangement of data into tables, graphs or charts so that the collected measurements can draw logical and statistical conclusions.
Ex: Teacher has collected the blood groups of all 50 students and he has prepared a report to show it to the School management as follows:
Student 1 A+
Student 2 AB+
Student 3 O+
Student 4 B+
Student 5 O+
Student 6 A+
Student 7 AB+
Student 8 B
Student 9 O+
.
.
.
.
Student 50 B
So data represented in this way doesn’t look good and it won’t give a proper knowledge for the person who is seeing it for the first time. So the representation of data plays an important role. We can represent data using tables and graphs.
Data Representation Using Tables:
So the data represented in the table look more presentable than giving raw data.
Number of Students  Blood Group 
10  A+ 
2  A 
7  B+ 
2  B 
15  O+ 
0  O 
12  AB+ 
2  AB 
Data Representation Using Graphs:
Graphical representation of data has three different types:
Bar graph
Histograms
Pie charts
Bar Graphs
A bar chart or bar graph is a chart or graph that provides rectangular bars with categorical data with heights or lengths proportional to the values they represent. It is possible to plot the bars vertically or horizontally.
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Histograms
A histogram is a graphical data display using bars of various heights. Each bar groups numbers into ranges in a histogram. Taller bars indicate that in that range, more data drop. The form and distribution of continuous sample data are shown in a histogram.
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Pie Chart
A pie chart is a circular statistical graph which, to illustrate numerical proportions, is divided into slices. In a pie map, each slice's arc length is equal to the sum that it represents.
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The Measure of Central Tendency
By using frequency distribution tables, bar graphs, histograms and frequency polygons, we depicted the data in different types. Now, whether we still need to analyze all the data in order to make sense of it, or whether we can define some essential features of it by considering only some data members, the question arises. By using a measure of central tendency, this is possible.
The measure of central tendency includes a summary measure seeking to characterize a whole set of singlevalue data reflecting the middle or centre of its distribution.
The measure of central tendency helps us to locate the centre of a data set, or the average. The Mean, Median, and Mode are the 3 most common measures of central tendency.
Mean:
The sum of all values divided by the total number of values is the arithmetical mean of a data set. It is the most widely used central tendency metric since the equation uses all values for calculation.
Formula to calculate the Mean is
Mean (x̄) = Sum of the given data/ total number of data
Ex: There are 5 students whose marks are as follows. Calculate the Mean marks.
Students  1  2  3  4  5 
Marks  80  60  75  95  40 
To calculate the mean first we have to find the sum of the marks of 5 students.
Sum of marks = 80+60+75+95+35= 350
Number of students = 5
Mean = Sum of marks / Number of students
Mean = 350/5 = 70.
The Mean of the marks is 70. That is, the average marks obtained is 70.
Median:
When the data is sorted ascending or descending, the median of a data set is the value that is exactly in the centre.
Ex: Calculate the median for the given set of data.
Students  1  2  3  4  5 
Marks  80  60  75  95  40 
So here there is an odd number of students i.e 5. So the median will be the marks obtained by the 3rd student who is the centre of the data.
Therefore the median value is 75.
Mode:
The most frequently occurring value in the data set is the mode. There can be no mode, one mode, or more than one mode.
To find mode sort the data set numerically or categorically to find the mode, and choose the answer that occurs most often.
Ex: Find the mode for the following data set.
Students  1  2  3  4  5 
Marks  80  40  75  95  40 
Here 40 marks have been scored by 2nd and 5th students. So this mark is repetitive in the data. Therefore the mode of the following data set is 40 as it occurs more often.
When to Use Mean, Median and Mode?
In conjunction with each other, the 3 main measures of central tendency are best used because they have complementary strengths and weaknesses. But sometimes only 1 or 2 of them are applicable to our data set, depending on the level of measurement of the variable.
The mean can only be used on measurement interval and ratio levels since it needs equal spacing in the scale between adjacent values or ratings.
The median can only be used on data that can be ordered, that is, from measurement levels of ordinal, interval and ratio.
The mode can be used for any measurement level, but for nominal and ordinal levels, it is most appropriate.
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Practice Questions from CBSE Class 9 Maths Chapter 12  Statistics
1. The mean of 20 observations is 17. If in the observations, observation 40 is replaced by 12, then find the new mean.
2. If the mean of five observations x, x + 2, x + 4, x + 6, and x + 8 is 11, then write the value of x.
3. Write the class mark of an interval 90 – 120.
4. The mean of 8 observations is 40. If 5 is added to each observation, then what will be the new mean?
5. Find the median of the values 37, 31, 42, 43, 46, 25, 39, 45, and 32.
6. The median of the data 26, 56, 32, 33, 60, 17, 34, 29, and 45 is 33. If 26 is replaced by 62, then find the new median.
7. The class marks of a frequency distribution are 104, 114, 124, 134, 144, 154, and 164. Find the class size and class intervals.
8. The mean weight per student in a group of 7 students is 55 kg. The individual weights of 6 of them in kg are 52, 54, 55, 53, 56, and 54. Find the weight of the seventh student.
9. The questions solved by a student during a week are as follows: Find the mean.
Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 
35  30  27  32  23  28 
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Collection of data
Presentation of data
Measure of central tendency
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6. The mean weight of a class of 34 students is 46.5 kg. If the weight of the new boy is included, the mean is rises by 500 g. Find the weight of the new boy.
The mean weight of 34 students = 46.5
Sum of the weight of 34 students = (46.5 * 34) = 1581
Change or increase in the mean weight when the weight of a new boy is added = 0.5
So, the new mean = (46.5 +0.5) = 47
So, let the weight of the new boy be y.
So, (sum of weight of 34 students + weight of new boy) / 35 = 47
(1581+ y)/ 35 = 47
1581 + y = 1645
y = 1645 – 1581 = 64
7. Mean of 20 observations is 17. If in the observations, observation 40 is replaced by 12, find the new mean.
Since mean of 20 observations is 17
∴ Sum of the 20 observations = 17 × 20 = 340
New sum of 20 observations = 340 – 40 + 12 = 312
New mean = 312/20 = 15.6
8. The mean weight of 60 students of a class is 52.75 kg. If mean weight of 25 students of this class is 51 kg, find the mean weight of remaining 35 students of the class.
Total weight of 60 students = 60 × 52.75 kg = 3165 kg
Total weight of 25 students = 25 × 51 kg = 1275 kg
∴ Total weight of 35 students = (3165 – 1275) kg = 1890 kg
∴ Mean weight of 35 students = 189035 = 54 kg
9. The points scored by a basketball team in a series of matches are as follows:
17, 7, 10, 25, 5, 10, 18, 10 and 24. Find the range.
17, 7, 10, 25, 5, 10, 18, 10 and 24. Find the range.
Here, maximum points = 25 and
Minimum points = 5
Range = Maximum value – Minimum value
= 25 – 5 = 20
10. How students can score good marks in statistics class 9.
Students can score good marks in statistics class 9 by revising each exercise 23 times. Also, they need to solve sample papers to improve their time management and accuracy. Students can also solve sample papers on Vendantu site.