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Learning Statistics with Python

Mean or Median

**Mean** and **median** are very similar; both determine the mean value of the sample and give us the possibility to conclude the sample of numbers at all.

**Are there any differences between the terms?**

Look at the example of finding **mean** and **median** of the salaries of IT specialists; look at the last of them with the highest salary.

**Conclusion**

The **mean** value is susceptible to extremely small or high values compared to the median. So, if we know that the values in a sequence aren't similar, it is better to use the median. In our example, the mean value is twice higher as the median; the median looks more truly.

Choose lists where the mean and the median value will differ dramatically.

## Select a few correct answers

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Chapter 7