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# The Scores in Mathematics Test (Out of 25) of 15 Students is as Follows: 19, 25, 23, 20, 9, 20, 15, 10, 5, 16, 25, 20, 24, 12, 20 Find the Mode and Median of this Data. Are They Same? - CBSE Class 7 - Mathematics

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#### Question

The scores in mathematics test (out of 25) of 15 students is as follows:

19, 25, 23, 20, 9, 20, 15, 10, 5, 16, 25, 20, 24, 12, 20

Find the mode and median of this data. Are they same?

#### Solution

Scores of 15 students in mathematics test are

19, 25, 23, 20, 9, 20, 15, 10, 5, 16, 25, 20, 24, 12, 20

Arranging these scores in an ascending order,

5, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 20, 20, 20, 23, 24, 25, 25

Mode of a given data is that value of observation which occurs for the most number of times. Median of a given data is the middle observation when the data is arranged in an ascending or descending order.

As there are 15 terms in the given data, therefore, the median of this data will be the 8th observation.

Hence, median = 20

Also, it can be observed that 20 occurs 4 times (i.e., maximum number of times).

Therefore, mode of this data = 20

Yes, both are same.

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NCERT Solution for Mathematics for Class 7 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 3: Data Handling
Ex. 3.20 | Q: 1 | Page no. 68
Solution The Scores in Mathematics Test (Out of 25) of 15 Students is as Follows: 19, 25, 23, 20, 9, 20, 15, 10, 5, 16, 25, 20, 24, 12, 20 Find the Mode and Median of this Data. Are They Same? Concept: Concept of Mode.
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