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Thu July 12, 2012 By:
marks less than        no. of students

compute the mode of the following data

Expert Reply
Fri July 13, 2012
Answer : Given:
marks less than        no. of students
10                                     0
30                                      10
50                                     25
70                                     43
90                                     65                                                   
110                                    86
130                                     96   
150                                     100
 
To find : mode 
 
marks less than        no. of students
0-10                                       0
10-30                                    10
30-50                                    15
50-70                                    18
70-90                                    22                                    0-110                                   21
110-130                                10   
130-150                                 4
 
 
Here , the maximum frequescy is 22 , of interval 50-70, therefore mode class is 50-70
Now we know,
L1=50 , L2=70
f1 =22 , fo =18 , f2 =21
 
Applying the formula and putting the values we get,
Mode = L1 +  ( ( f1-fo) (L2-L1) ) /  (2f1-fo -f2 )
          = 50 +( ( 22-18 ) ( 70-50) ) / (2*22-18-21 )
          =50 + 16 
           =66 Answer
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