# Averages

The mean, median and mode are all types of averages or measures of central tendency: an attempt to identify the midpoint in a data set.

It is important to understand the distinction between these terms because they can often give different stories about the data.

# Averages

The mean, median and mode are all types of averages or measures of central tendency: an attempt to identify the midpoint in a data set.

It is important to understand the distinction between these terms because they can often give different stories about the data.