Here is an easy Descriptive Statistics Data Sufficiency Question What is the median of a set of 10 positive integers? 1. The numbers are in an AP with the first term being 10 2. The arithmetic mean of these 10 numbers is 55 Answer - Choice C Explanatory Answer Break down the process of solving any DS question into 3 mandatory steps and 1 optional step. Step 1 : … [Read more...] about Arithmetic Mean – Data Sufficiency

# GMAT Descriptive Statistics

## GMAT Problem Solving : Descriptive Statistics

Here is a simple descriptive statistics question. Question When a student Joe, weighing 41 kg, joins a group of students whose average weight is 30 kg, the average weight goes up by 1 kg. Subsequently, if two students, excluding Joe, leave the group the average weight comes back to 30 kg. What is the difference between the average weight of the two students who left and the … [Read more...] about GMAT Problem Solving : Descriptive Statistics

## Statistics – Range – Problem Solving

10 distinct integers are arranged in ascending order. The range of the first 7 is 25 and that of last 7 is 30. What is the maximum range of the 10 numbers?A. 30B. 25C. 55D. 27E. 52Correct Answer is Choice E. 52. Explanatory AnswerLet the smallest of the 10 numbers be X1 and the largest be X10. The range for the 10 numbers is maximized when the smallest number is X1 is … [Read more...] about Statistics – Range – Problem Solving

## GMAT Data Sufficiency – Statistics: Mean Median

This data sufficiency question tests your understanding of Inequalities and descriptive statistics.QuestionIs 'b' the median of 3 numbers a, b, and c?1. b/a = c/b2. ab < 0The correct answer is C. Both the statements together are sufficient to answer the question.Explanatory answerWhen the numbers a, b, and c are arranged in an ascending order, the middle number is the … [Read more...] about GMAT Data Sufficiency – Statistics: Mean Median

## Mean, Median & Mode – Descriptive Statistics

Here is an interesting question from Descriptive Statistics. The question tests your basic understanding of Mean, Median and ModeQuestionAn analysis of the monthly incentives received by 5 salesmen : The mean and median of the incentives is $7000. The only mode among the observations is $12,000. Incentives paid to each salesman were in full thousands. What is the difference … [Read more...] about Mean, Median & Mode – Descriptive Statistics