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• Level: GCSE
• Subject: Maths
• Essay length: 3589 words

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Mean Broadsheet To find the mean I calculated the total number of letters in the 100 word article and divided by the total number of words which gave me the average length of word. (Total Fx divided by Total Frequency) 561 / 100 = 5.61 (5.6 correct to 1 d.p.). Tabloid And I repeated the method with the tabloid: 477 / 100 = 4.77 (4.8 correct to 1 d.p.). Length of Word Frequency Fx 1 2 2 2 14 28 3 25 75 4 12 48 5 1 5 6 5 30 7 9 63 8 11 88 9 4 36 10 6 60 11 8 88 12 2 24 13 0 0 14 1 14 Total 100 561 Length of Word Frequency Fx 1 4 4 2 13 26 3 18 54 4 17 68 5 11 55 6 13 78 7 11 77 8 7 56 9 3 27 10 2 20 11 0 0 12 1 12 13 0 0 14 0 0 Total 100 477 Median Broadsheet The median is the middle number of the results. As we were testing with 100 words, the median would be the 50th word. Having already listed the results in ascending order, I simply had to count to the 50th. The 50th word was in the row for lengths of word - 4. According to the median then, the average length of word in the broadsheet is 4. Tabloid I repeated the method. The 50th word was again in the row for lengths of word - 4. Mode Broadsheet The mode is the most common value. So from my table it was easy to see which length of word was the most common. It was 3. So 3 was the average according to the mode formula. Tabloid 3 was the average for the tabloid too. Here we see then that the 3 ways of calculating average have given us 3 different results.

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