# Application of averages

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- A school collected gifts from students to give to needy children in the community over the Christmas holidays. The following numbers of gifts were collected.

Grade

Total number of gifts collected

1

65

2

100

3

70

4

54

5

45

6

54

7

43

- The following table represents the sizes of winter boots that were sold last week.

Size

5

6

7

8

9

10

Number Sold

3

2

4

4

0

1

- In a running race, the mean time was 2 minutes; the mode time was 2 minutes and 10 seconds; and the median time was 1 minute and 55 seconds. Jack had a time of 2 minutes. Which measure of central tendency (mode, median or mean) would you use to make Jack feel like he could do better?