## Methods of Averaging Data

Statistical data can provide us with a wide range of information. However, it is often difficult to analyse the data in useful ways. One of the best ways to find a pattern is to consider the following:

- the arithmetic mean

- the median

- the mode

The collective term for the mean, median and mode is 'indicators of central tendency' sometimes referred to as 'measures of central tendency'.

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