Statistical Sampling


What values is the range most affected by?

2 years ago


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Martina D'amore

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Akaash Conhye

If by range you mean the difference between the highest and lowest numbers in a collection, then the range is only affected by the value of the highest and lowest numbers.

Mrs Roop Sinha

The range is the difference between the largest and the smallest value in a set of data. It is affected by any outliers - as that outlier can change the range.

So if you have a data set of 1,2,3,4,6,6,7,8 the range is 7 - 1 = 6

But if there was one more value in the set, say 100 the range would become 100 - 1 = 99

Hope that makes sense!

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