Share

# The Number of Telephone Calls Received at an Exchange in 245 Successive One-minute Intervals Are Shown in the Following Frequency Distribution: - Mathematics

ConceptVariance and Standard Deviation Standard Deviation of a Discrete Frequency Distribution

#### Question

The number of telephone calls received at an exchange in 245 successive one-minute intervals are shown in the following frequency distribution:

 Number of calls 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Frequency 14 21 25 43 51 40 39 12

Compute the mean deviation about median.

#### Solution

We will first calculate the median.

 $x_i$ fi Cumulative Frequency $\left| d_i \right| = \left| x_i - 4 \right|$ $f_i \left| d_i \right|$ 0 14 14 4 56 1 21 35 3 63 2 25 60 2 50 3 43 103 1 43 4 51 154 0 0 5 40 194 1 40 6 39 233 2 78 7 12 245 3 36 $N = \Sigma f_i = 245$ $\sum^n_{i = 1} f_i \left| d_i \right| = 366$

Here,

$\frac{N}{2} = \frac{245}{2} = 122 . 5$
The cumulative frequency just greater than 122.5 is 154 and the corresponding value of x is 4.

∴  $\text{Median,} M = 4$
$MD = \frac{1}{N} \sum^n_{i = 1} f_i \left| d_i \right| = \frac{1}{245} \times 366 = 1 . 493$

Is there an error in this question or solution?

#### APPEARS IN

RD Sharma Solution for Mathematics Class 11 (2019 to Current)
Chapter 32: Statistics
Ex. 32.2 | Q: 2 | Page no. 11

#### Video TutorialsVIEW ALL 

Solution The Number of Telephone Calls Received at an Exchange in 245 Successive One-minute Intervals Are Shown in the Following Frequency Distribution: Concept: Variance and Standard Deviation - Standard Deviation of a Discrete Frequency Distribution.
S