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Module by: Susan Dean, Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D.. E-mail the authors

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 Name: Descriptive Statistics: Skewness and the Mean, Median, and Mode ID: m17104 Language: English (en) Subject: Mathematics and Statistics Keywords: elementary, statistics License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0 Authors: Copyright Holders: Maintainers: Latest version: 1.9 (history) First publication date: Jun 26, 2008 11:35 am -0500 Last revision to module: May 16, 2012 4:46 am -0500

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## Version History

 Version: 1.9 May 16, 2012 4:46 am -0500 by Changes: `Descriptive Statistics: Skewness and the Mean, Median, and Mode: Minor edits.` Version: 1.8 Mar 14, 2012 9:56 am -0500 by Changes: `Module: Descriptive Statistics: Skewness and the Mean, Median, and Mode: Updated language.` Version: 1.7 Jun 13, 2011 10:23 am -0500 by Changes: ```Module: Descriptive Statistics: Skewness and the Mean, Median, and Mode: Added the word "often" before "the same" in the statement "In a perfectly symmetrical distribution, the mean, the median, and the mode are the same."``` Version: 1.6 Feb 19, 2010 4:50 pm -0600 by Changes: `Descriptive Statistics: Skewness and the Mean, Median, and Mode: The 2nd and 3rd examples had incorrect data and that data was corrected.` Version: 1.5 Jan 8, 2009 8:19 pm -0600 by Changes: `Descriptive Statistics: Skewness and the Mean, Median, and Mode: Defined symmetrical histogram; Defined "skewed to the left."` Version: 1.4 Oct 27, 2008 1:33 pm -0500 by Changes: `roles updated` Version: 1.3 Jul 14, 2008 11:17 am -0500 by Changes: `Removed image width parameters` Version: 1.2 Jul 3, 2008 11:30 am -0500 by Changes: `post review updates` Version: 1.1 Jun 26, 2008 6:28 pm -0500 by Changes: `Initial publication`

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Dean, Susan, and Barbara Illowsky. "Descriptive Statistics: Skewness and the Mean, Median, and Mode." OpenStax-CNX. May 16, 2012. http://cnx.org/content/m17104/1.9/.

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Dean, Susan, and Barbara Illowsky. Descriptive Statistics: Skewness and the Mean, Median, and Mode. OpenStax-CNX. 16 May 2012 <http://cnx.org/content/m17104/1.9/>.