# A.1.11.2 Describing Data Distributions

- Author:
- Katie Akesson

- Topic:
- Distributions

The following *data display* and *written statement* are matched up. Look at the display and read through the statements and then **describe why you think they are matched**. Next, tell wether the **mean or median** is a more appropriate for describing the center and **why,** then **estimate that measure of center**.
**Written Description:
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**Skewed right****IQR: 11**

The following data display and written statement are matched up. Look at the display and read through the statements and then **describe why you think they are matched**. Next, tell wether the **mean or median** is a more appropriate for describing the center and **why,** then **estimate that measure of center**.
**Written Description:
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**Skewed left****Median: 14.5**

The following data display and written statement are matched up. Look at the display and read through the statements and then **describe why you think they are matched**. Next, tell wether the **mean or median** is a more appropriate for describing the center and **why,** then **estimate that measure of center**.
**Written Description:
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**mean: -14****Symmetric**

**describe why you think they are matched**. Next, tell wether the **mean or median** is a more appropriate for describing the center and **why,** then **estimate that measure of center**.
**Written Description:
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**Uniform****Median: -14**

**describe why you think they are matched**. Next, tell wether the **mean or median** is a more appropriate for describing the center and **why,** then **estimate that measure of center**.
**Written Description:
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**Skewed right****Median: 11**

**describe why you think they are matched**. Next, tell wether the **mean or median** is a more appropriate for describing the center and **why,** then **estimate that measure of center**.
**Written Description:
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**Symmetric****Mean: 6**

Can you determine the median using only a histogram? Why or why not?

Can you determine if a distribution is uniform from a box plot? Why or why not?