**Created By Shubham Yadav**

**SUBJECT: BUSINESS STATISTICS **

** **

**AN INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS STATISTICS **

**OBJECTIVE: **The

intention of the current lesson is to allow the scholars to grasp the

that means, definition, nature, significance and limitations of

statistics.

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*“A data of statistics is sort of a data of
international *

*language of algebra; it could show of use at any time
underneath *

*any circumstance”………………………………………Bowley. *

**STRUCTURE: **

1.1 Introduction

1.2 That means and Definitions of Statistics

1.3 Varieties of Information and Information Sources

1.4 Varieties of Statistics

1.5 Scope of Statistics

1.6 Significance of Statistics in Enterprise

1.7 Limitations of statistics

1.8 Abstract

1.9 Self-Take a look at Questions

1.10 Shock

**1.1 INTRODUCTION **

For a layman, ‘Statistics’ means numerical

info expressed in quantitative phrases. This info could relate

to things, topics, actions, phenomena, or areas of house. As a

matter of reality, information don’t have any limits as to their reference, protection, and

scope. On the macro degree, these are information on gross nationwide product and

shares of agriculture, manufacturing, and providers in GDP (Gross Home

Product).

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On the micro degree, particular person corporations,

howsoever small or massive, produce intensive statistics on their

operations. The annual experiences of corporations comprise number of information on

gross sales, manufacturing, expenditure, inventories, capital employed, and different

actions. These information are sometimes subject information, collected by using

scientific survey methods. Except commonly up to date, such information are the

product of a one-time effort and have restricted use past the scenario

which will have referred to as for his or her assortment. A scholar is aware of statistics

extra intimately as a topic of examine like economics, arithmetic,

chemistry, physics, and others. It’s a self-discipline, which scientifically offers

with information, and is usually described because the science of information. In coping with

statistics as information, statistics has developed acceptable strategies of

gathering, presenting, summarizing, and analysing information, and thus

consists of a physique of those strategies.

** 1.2 MEANING AND DEFINITIONS OF
STATISTICS **

Within the

starting, it could be famous that the phrase ‘statistics’ is used somewhat curiously

in two senses plural and singular. Within the plural sense, it refers to a

set of figures or information. Within the singular sense, statistics refers back to the

complete physique of instruments which are used to acquire information, organise and interpret

them and, lastly, to attract conclusions from them. It needs to be famous that

each the features of statistics are essential if the quantitative information are

to serve their goal. If statistics, as a topic, is insufficient and consists

of poor methodology, we couldn’t know the best process to extract

from the info the info they comprise. Equally, if our information are

faulty or that they’re insufficient or inaccurate, we couldn’t attain

the best conclusions despite the fact that our topic is effectively

developed.

*A.L. Bowley *has outlined statistics as: (i) statistics is

the science of counting, (ii) Statistics could rightly be referred to as the

science of averages, and (iii) statistics is the science of measurement

of social organism thought to be a complete in all its mani-

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festations. *Boddington *outlined as:

Statistics is the science of estimates and chances. Additional, *W.I.
King *has outlined Statistics in a wider context, the science of

Statistics is the tactic of judging collective, pure or social phenomena

from the outcomes obtained by the evaluation or enumeration or assortment of

estimates.

*Seligman *explored that statistics is a science that offers with the

strategies of gathering, classifying, presenting, evaluating and

deciphering numerical information collected to throw some gentle on any sphere

of enquiry. *Spiegal *defines statistics highlighting its position in

decision-making notably underneath uncertainty, as follows: statistics is

involved with scientific methodology for gathering, organising, summa

rising, presenting and analyzing information in addition to drawing legitimate

conclusions and making cheap selections on the premise of such

evaluation. In line with *Prof. Horace Secrist*, Statistics is the

combination of info, affected to a marked extent by multiplicity of causes,

numerically expressed, enumerated or estimated in line with cheap

requirements of accuracy, collected in a scientific method for a

pre-determined goal, and positioned in relation to one another.

From the above definitions, we will spotlight

the foremost traits of statistics as follows:

**(i) ***Statistics are the aggregates of info*. It means a single determine just isn’t

statistics. For instance, nationwide revenue of a rustic for a single yr

just isn’t statistics however the identical for 2 or extra years is

statistics.

**(ii) ***Statistics are affected by a variety of elements. *For instance, sale of a product relies upon

on a variety of elements reminiscent of its worth, high quality, competitors, the

revenue of the customers, and so forth.

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**(iii) ***Statistics have to be moderately correct. *Fallacious figures, if analysed, will lead

to misguided conclusions. Therefore, it’s crucial that conclusions have to be

primarily based on correct figures.

**(iv) ***Statistics have to be collected in a scientific method. *If information are collected in a haphazard

method, they won’t be dependable and can result in deceptive

conclusions.

*(v) **Collected in a scientific method for a pre-determined
goal *

**(vi)**Lastly, Statistics needs to be positioned in

relation to one another. If one collects information unrelated to one another,

then such information will probably be complicated and won’t result in any logical

conclusions. Information needs to be comparable over time and over house.

**1.3 TYPES OF DATA AND DATA**

SOURCES

SOURCES

Statistical information are the fundamental uncooked materials

of statistics. Information could relate to an exercise of our curiosity, a

phenomenon, or an issue scenario underneath examine. They derive as a consequence

of the method of measuring, counting and/or observing. Statistical information,

subsequently, discuss with these features of an issue scenario that may be

measured, quantified, counted, or categorized. Any object topic

phenomenon, or exercise that generates information by means of this course of is

termed as a variable. In different phrases, a variable is one which exhibits a

diploma of variability when successive measurements are recorded. In

statistics, information are categorized into two broad classes: quantitative information

and qualitative information. This classification relies on the form of

traits which are measured.

**Quantitative information **are these that may be quantified in particular

models of measurement. These discuss with traits whose successive

measurements yield quantifiable observations. Relying on the character of

the variable noticed for measurement, quantitative information will be additional

categorized as steady and discrete information.

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Clearly, a variable could also be a steady

variable or a discrete variable. **(i) Steady information **symbolize the

numerical values of a steady variable. A steady variable is the

one that may assume any worth between any two factors on a line phase,

thus representing an interval of values. The values are fairly exact and

shut to one another, but distinguishably totally different. All traits

reminiscent of weight, size, peak, thickness, velocity, temperature, tensile

power, and so forth., symbolize steady variables. Thus, the info recorded

on these and related different traits are referred to as steady information. It could

be famous {that a} steady variable assumes the best unit of

measurement. Most interesting within the sense that it permits measurements to the

most diploma of precision.

**(ii) Discrete information **are the values assumed by a discrete

variable. A discrete variable is the one whose outcomes are measured in

fastened numbers. Such information are basically depend information. These are derived

from a strategy of counting, such because the variety of objects possessing or not

possessing a sure attribute. The variety of clients visiting a

departmental retailer on a regular basis, the incoming flights at an airport, and the

faulty objects in a consignment obtained on the market, are all examples of

discrete information.

**Qualitative information **discuss with qualitative traits of a

topic or an object. A attribute is qualitative in nature when its

observations are outlined and famous in phrases of the presence or absence of

a sure attribute in discrete numbers. These information are additional categorized

as nominal and rank information.

**(i) Nominal information **are the end result of classification into two or

extra classes of objects or models comprising a pattern or a inhabitants

in line with some high quality attribute. Classification of scholars

in line with intercourse (as males and

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females), of staff in line with ability (as

expert, semi-skilled, and unskilled), and of staff in line with the

degree of schooling (as matriculates, undergraduates, and post-graduates),

all consequence into nominal information. Given any such foundation of classification, it

is at all times potential to assign every merchandise to a explicit class and make a

summation of things belonging to every class. The depend information so obtained

are referred to as nominal information.

**(ii) **Rank information, alternatively, are the results of assigning

ranks to specify order by way of the integers 1,2,3, …, n. Ranks could

be assigned in line with the degree of efficiency in a take a look at. a contest, a

competitors, an interview, or a present. The candidates showing in an

interview, for instance, could also be assigned ranks in integers starting from I

to n, relying on their efficiency within the interview. Ranks so assigned

will be considered as the continual values of a variable involving

efficiency as the standard attribute.

Information sources could possibly be seen as of two sorts,

viz., secondary and first. The 2 can be outlined as underneath:

**(i) Secondary information: **They exist already in some type: printed or

unpublished – in an identifiable secondary supply. They’re, typically,

out there from printed supply(s), although not essentially within the type

really required.

**(ii) Major information: **These information which don’t exist already in any

type, and thus must be collected for the primary time from the first

supply(s). By their very nature, these information require contemporary and first-time

assortment protecting the entire inhabitants or a pattern drawn from

it.

**1.4 TYPES OF STATISTICS **

There are two main divisions of statistics

reminiscent of descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. The time period **descriptive
statistics **offers with gathering, summarizing, and

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simplifying information, that are in any other case fairly

unwieldy and voluminous. It seeks to obtain this in a way that

significant conclusions will be readily drawn from the information. Descriptive

statistics could thus be seen as comprising strategies of bringing out and

highlighting the latent traits current in a set of numerical information. It

not solely facilitates an understanding of the info and systematic

reporting thereof in a method; and likewise makes them amenable to additional

dialogue, evaluation, and interpretations.

Step one in any scientific inquiry is

to gather information related to the issue in hand. When the inquiry relates

to bodily and/or organic sciences, information assortment is generally an

integral a part of the experiment itself. The truth is, the very method wherein

an experiment is designed, determines the form of information it could require

and/or generate. The issue of figuring out the character and the form of

the related information is thus mechanically resolved as quickly because the design of

experiment is finalized. It’s potential within the case of bodily sciences.

Within the case of social sciences, the place the required information are sometimes

collected by means of a questionnaire from a variety of fastidiously chosen respondents,

the issue just isn’t that merely resolved. For one factor, designing the

questionnaire itself is a essential preliminary drawback. For an additional, the

quantity of respondents to be accessed for information assortment and the standards

for choosing them has their very own implications and significance for the

high quality of outcomes obtained. Additional, the info have been collected, these

are assembled, organized, and introduced within the type of acceptable tables

to make them readable. Wherever wanted, figures, diagrams, charts, and

graphs are additionally used for higher presentation of the info. A helpful

tabular and graphic presentation of information would require that the uncooked information be

correctly categorized in accordance with the targets of investigation

and the relational evaluation to be carried out. .

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A effectively thought-out and sharp information

classification facilitates simple description of the hidden information

traits via a wide range of abstract measures. These embody

measures of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, and kurtosis, which represent

the important scope of descriptive statistics. These type a big a part of

the subject material of any fundamental textbook on the topic, and thus they

are being mentioned in that order right here as effectively.

**Inferential statistics**, often known as inductive statistics, goes

past describing a given drawback scenario via gathering,

summarizing, and meaningfully presenting the associated information. As an alternative, it

consists of strategies which are used for drawing inferences, or making broad

generalizations, a few totality of observations on the foundation of

data about part of that totality. The totality of observations

about which an inference could also be drawn, or a generalization made, is

referred to as a inhabitants or a universe. The a part of totality, which is

noticed for information assortment and evaluation to acquire data in regards to the

inhabitants, known as a pattern.

The specified details about a given

inhabitants of our curiosity; may additionally be collected even by observing all

the models comprising the inhabitants. This whole protection known as

census. Getting the specified worth for the inhabitants by means of census is

not at all times possible and sensible for numerous causes. Other than time and

cash concerns making the census operations prohibitive, observing

every particular person unit of the inhabitants on the subject of any information

attribute could at instances contain even harmful testing. In such

instances, clearly, the one recourse out there is to make use of the partial or

incomplete info gathered by means of a pattern for the goal. That is

exactly what inferential statistics does. Thus, acquiring a selected

worth from the pattern info and utilizing it for drawing an inference about

the total inhabitants underlies the subject material of inferential

statistics. Contemplate a

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scenario wherein one is required to know

the typical physique weight of all the faculty college students in a given

cosmopolitan metropolis throughout a sure yr. A fast and straightforward approach to do that

is to document the load of solely 500 college students, from out of a complete power of,

say, 10000, or an unknown whole power, take the typical, and use this

common primarily based on incomplete weight information to symbolize the typical physique

weight of all the faculty college students. In a distinct scenario, one could

must repeat this train for some future yr and use the short

estimate of common physique weight for a comparability. This will likely be wanted, for

instance, to resolve whether or not the load of the faculty college students has

undergone a major change over time in contrast.

Inferential statistics helps to guage the

dangers concerned in reaching inferences or generalizations about an unknown

inhabitants on the premise of pattern info. for instance, an inspection

of a pattern of 5 battery cells drawn from a given lot could reveal that

all of the 5 cells are in completely good situation. This info could

be used to conclude that your complete lot is sweet sufficient to purchase or

not.

Since this inference relies on the

examination of a pattern of restricted variety of cells, it’s equally possible

that each one the cells within the lot aren’t so as. Additionally it is potential that

all of the objects which may be included within the pattern are unsatisfactory. This will likely

be used to conclude that your complete lot is of unsatisfactory high quality,

whereas the very fact could certainly be in any other case. It could, thus, be seen that

there’s at all times a threat of an inference a few inhabitants being incorrect

when primarily based on the data of a restricted pattern. The rescue in such

conditions lies in evaluating such dangers. For this, statistics offers

the mandatory strategies. These centres on quantifying in probabilistic time period the

probabilities of selections taken on the premise of pattern info being

incorrect. This requires an understanding of the what, why, and the way of

likelihood and likelihood distributions to equip ourselves with strategies

of drawing statistical inferences and estimating the

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diploma of reliability of those inferences.

**1.5 SCOPE OF STATISTICS **

Other than the strategies comprising the scope

of descriptive and inferential branches of statistics, statistics additionally

consists of strategies of coping with just a few different problems with particular

nature. Since these strategies are basically descriptive in nature, they

have been mentioned right here as a part of the descriptive statistics. These are

primarily involved with the next:

**(i) **It usually turns into crucial to look at how two paired information

units are associated. For instance, we could have information on the gross sales of a product

and the expenditure incurred on its commercial for a specified quantity

of years. On condition that gross sales and commercial expenditure are associated to

one another, it’s helpful to look at the character of relationship between

the 2 and quantify the diploma of that relationship. As this requires

use of acceptable statistical strategies, these falls underneath the purview of

what we name regression and correlation evaluation.

**(ii) **Conditions happen very often once we require averaging

(or totalling) of information on costs and/or portions expressed in several

models of measurement. For instance, worth of fabric could also be quoted per meter

of size and that of wheat per kilogram of weight. Since bizarre

strategies of totalling and averaging do not apply to such worth/amount

information, particular methods wanted for the goal are developed underneath index

numbers.

**(iii) **Many a time, it turns into crucial to look at the previous

efficiency of an exercise with a view to figuring out its future

behaviour. For instance, when engaged within the manufacturing of a commodity,

month-to-month product gross sales are an essential measure of evaluating efficiency.

This requires compilation and evaluation of related gross sales information over time.

The extra advanced the exercise, the

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extra assorted the info necessities. For revenue

maximising and future gross sales planning, forecast of possible gross sales progress

fee is essential. This wants cautious assortment and evaluation of previous gross sales

information. All such issues are taken care of underneath time collection

evaluation.

**(iv) **Acquiring the most certainly future estimates on any

facet(s) regarding a enterprise or financial exercise has certainly been

participating the minds of all involved. That is notably essential when

it pertains to product gross sales and demand, which serve the mandatory foundation

of manufacturing scheduling and planning. The regression, correlation, and

time collection analyses collectively assist develop the fundamental methodology to do

the needful. Thus, the examine of strategies and methods of acquiring the

possible estimates on enterprise/financial variables contains the scope of

what we do underneath enterprise forecasting.

Protecting in view the significance of inferential

statistics, the scope of statistics could lastly be restated as consisting

of statistical strategies which facilitate decision– making underneath circumstances of

uncertainty. Whereas the time period statistical strategies is usually used to cowl

the topic of statistics as a complete, specifically it refers to strategies

by which statistical information are analysed, interpreted, and the inferences

drawn for determination making.

Although generic in nature and versatile in

their functions, statistical strategies have come to be extensively used,

particularly in all issues regarding enterprise and economics. These are

additionally being more and more utilized in biology, medication, agriculture,

psychology, and schooling. The scope of software of those strategies has

began opening and increasing in a variety of social science disciplines

as effectively. Even a political scientist finds them of accelerating relevance

for analyzing the political behaviour and it’s, of course, no shock

to seek out even historians statistical information, for historical past is basically previous

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information introduced in sure precise format.

**1.6 IMPORTANCE OF STATISTICS IN BUSINESS **

There are three main capabilities in any

enterprise enterprise wherein the statistical strategies are helpful. These

are as follows:

**(i) The planning of operations: **This will likely relate to both particular initiatives or

to the recurring actions of a agency over a specified

interval.

**(ii) The establishing of requirements: **This will likely relate to the scale of

employment, quantity of gross sales, fixation of high quality norms for the

manufactured product, norms for the day by day output, and so

forth.

**(iii) The operate of management: **This includes comparability of precise

manufacturing achieved towards the norm or goal set earlier. In case the

manufacturing has fallen in need of the goal, it offers remedial measures so

that such a deficiency doesn’t happen once more.

A price noting level is that though these

three functions-planning of operations, setting requirements, and

control-are separate, however in follow they’re very a lot

interrelated.

Completely different authors have highlighted the

significance of Statistics in enterprise. For occasion, Croxton and Cowden

give quite a few makes use of of Statistics in enterprise reminiscent of undertaking planning,

budgetary planning and management, stock planning and management, high quality

management, advertising and marketing, manufacturing and personnel administration. Inside these

additionally they’ve specified sure areas the place Statistics may be very related.

One other creator, Irwing W. Burr, coping with the place of statistics in

an industrial organisation, specifies a variety of areas the place statistics

is extraordinarily helpful. These are: buyer desires and market analysis,

improvement design and specification, buying,

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manufacturing, inspection, packaging and

transport, gross sales and complaints, stock and upkeep, prices,

administration management, industrial engineering and analysis. Statistical

issues arising in the midst of enterprise operations are multitudinous.

As such, one could do not more than spotlight among the extra essential

ones to emphasis the relevance of statistics to the enterprise world. In

the sphere of manufacturing, for instance, statistics will be helpful in

numerous methods.

Statistical high quality management strategies are used

to make sure the manufacturing of high quality items. Figuring out and rejecting

faulty or substandard items obtain this. The sale targets will be

fastened on the premise of sale forecasts, that are accomplished by utilizing various

strategies of forecasting. Evaluation of gross sales affected towards the targets

set earlier would point out the deficiency in achievement, which can be on

account of a number of causes: (i) targets have been too excessive and unrealistic (ii)

salesmen’s efficiency has been poor (iii) emergence of improve in competitors

(iv) poor high quality of firm’s product, and so on. These elements will be

additional investigated.

One other sphere in enterprise the place statistical

strategies can be utilized is personnel administration. Right here, one is worried with

the fixation of wage charges, incentive norms and efficiency appraisal of

particular person worker. The idea of productiveness is very related right here.

On the premise of measurement of productiveness, the productiveness bonus is

awarded to the employees. Comparisons of wages and productiveness are undertaken

with a purpose to guarantee will increase in industrial productiveness.

Statistical strategies may be used to

confirm the efficacy of a sure product, say, medication. For instance,

a pharmaceutical firm has developed a brand new medication within the therapy of

bronchial bronchial asthma. Earlier than launching it on business foundation, it desires to

confirm the effectiveness of this medication. It undertakes an

experimentation involving the formation of two comparable teams of

bronchial asthma

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sufferers. One group is given this new

medication for a specified interval and the opposite one is handled with the

traditional medicines. Information are maintained for the 2 teams for the

specified interval. This document is then analysed to determine if there’s

any vital distinction within the restoration of the 2 teams. If the

distinction is actually vital statistically, the brand new medication is

commercially launched.

**1.7 LIMITATIONS OF STATISTICS **

Statistics has a variety of limitations,

pertinent amongst them are as follows: **(i) **There are particular

phenomena or ideas the place statistics can’t be used. This is as a result of

these phenomena or ideas aren’t amenable to measurement. For instance,

magnificence, intelligence, braveness can’t be quantified. Statistics has no place

in all such instances the place quantification just isn’t potential.

**(ii) **Statistics reveal the typical behaviour, the traditional or

the overall development. An software of the ‘common’ idea if utilized to

a person or a selected scenario could result in a improper conclusion

and generally could also be disastrous. For instance, one could also be misguided when

advised that the typical depth of a river from one financial institution to the opposite is 4

ft, when there could also be some factors in between the place its depth is way

greater than 4 ft. On this understanding, one could enter these factors

having better depth, which can be hazardous.

**(iii) **Since statistics are collected for a selected goal,

such information might not be related or helpful in different conditions or instances. For

instance, secondary information (i.e., information initially collected by another person)

might not be helpful for the opposite particular person.

**(iv) **Statistics aren’t 100 per cent exact as is Arithmetic

or Accountancy. Those that use statistics ought to concentrate on this

limitation.

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**(v) **In statistical surveys, sampling is mostly used because it

just isn’t bodily potential to cowl all of the models or parts comprising

the universe. The outcomes could not be acceptable so far as the universe

is worried. Furthermore, totally different surveys primarily based on the identical dimension of

pattern however totally different pattern models could yield totally different

outcomes.

**(vi) **At instances, affiliation or relationship between two or extra

variables is studied in statistics, however such a relationship doesn’t

point out trigger and impact’ relationship. It merely exhibits the similarity

or dissimilarity within the motion of the 2 variables. In such instances, it

is the person who has to interpret the outcomes fastidiously, stating the

kind of relationship obtained.

**(vii) **A serious limitation of statistics is that it doesn’t

reveal all pertaining to a sure phenomenon. There may be some background

info that statistics doesn’t cowl. Equally, there are some

different features associated to the issue readily available, that are additionally not coated.

The person of Statistics needs to be effectively knowledgeable and will interpret

Statistics conserving in thoughts all different features having relevance on the

given drawback.

Other than the restrictions of statistics

talked about above, there are misuses of it. Many individuals, knowingly or

unknowingly, use statistical information in improper method. Allow us to see what the

major misuses of statistics are in order that the identical could possibly be averted when one

has to make use of statistical information. The misuse of Statistics could take a number of varieties

a few of that are defined beneath.

**(i) Sources of information not given: **At instances, the supply of information just isn’t given. In

the absence of the supply, the reader doesn’t understand how far the info are

dependable. Additional, if he desires to discuss with the unique supply, he’s

unable to take action.

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**(ii) Faulty information: **One other misuse is that generally one offers

faulty information. This can be accomplished knowingly with a purpose to defend one’s

place or to show a explicit level. This aside, the definition used

to indicate a sure phenomenon could also be faulty. For instance, in case of

information regarding unem

ployed individuals, the definition could embody

even those that are employed, although partially. The query right here is how

far it’s justified to incorporate partially employed individuals amongst

unemployed ones.

**(iii) Unrepresentative pattern: **In statistics, a number of instances one has to

conduct a survey, which necessitates to decide on a pattern from the given

inhabitants or universe. The pattern could become unrepresentative of

the universe. One could select a pattern simply on the premise of comfort.

He could acquire the desired info from both his buddies or close by

respondents in his neighbourhood despite the fact that such respondents don’t

represent a consultant pattern.

**(iv) Insufficient pattern: **Earlier, we’ve got seen {that a} pattern that

is unrepresentative of the universe is a significant misuse of statistics. This

aside, at instances one could conduct a survey primarily based on a particularly insufficient

pattern. For instance, in a metropolis we could discover that there are 1, 00,000

households. When we’ve got to conduct a family survey, we could take a

pattern of merely 100 households comprising solely 0.1 per cent of the

universe. A survey primarily based on such a small pattern could not yield proper

info.

**(v) Unfair Comparisons: **An essential misuse of statistics is making

unfair comparisons from the info collected. As an illustration, one could

assemble an index of manufacturing selecting the bottom yr the place the

manufacturing was a lot much less. Then he could examine the following yr’s

manufacturing from this low base.

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Such a comparability will undoubtedly give a

rosy image of the manufacturing although in actuality it isn’t so. One other

supply of unfair comparisons could possibly be when one makes absolute comparisons

as an alternative of relative ones. An absolute comparability of two figures, say, of

manufacturing or export, could present a superb improve, however in relative phrases it

could turnout to be very negligible. One other instance of unfair comparability

is when the inhabitants in two cities is totally different, however a comparability of

total loss of life charges and deaths by a selected illness is tried. Such

a comparability is improper. Likewise, when information aren’t correctly categorized or

when adjustments within the composition of inhabitants within the two years aren’t

considered, comparisons of such information could be unfair as

they might result in deceptive conclusions.

**(vi) Undesirable conclusions: **One other misuse of statistics could also be on

account of unwarranted conclusions. This can be because of making

false assumptions. For instance, whereas making projections of inhabitants in

the subsequent 5 years, one could assume a decrease fee of progress although the

previous two years point out in any other case. Typically one might not be positive about

the adjustments in enterprise atmosphere within the close to future. In such a case,

one could use an assumption that could become improper. One other supply

of unwarranted conclusion could also be the usage of improper common. Suppose in a

collection there are excessive values, one is too excessive whereas the opposite is simply too

low, reminiscent of 800 and 50. Using an arithmetic common in such a case

could give a improper thought. As an alternative, harmonic imply could be correct in such a

case.

**(vii) Confusion of correlation and causation:
**In statistics, a number of instances one has to

look at the connection between two variables. A detailed relationship between

the two variables could not set up a cause-and-effect-relationship in

the sense that one

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variable is the trigger and the opposite is the

impact. It needs to be taken as one thing that measures diploma of

affiliation somewhat than attempt to discover out causal relationship.. **1.8 SUMMARY **

In a summarized method, ‘Statistics’ means

numerical info expressed in quantitative phrases. As a matter of

reality, information don’t have any limits as to their reference, protection, and scope. At

the macro degree, these are information on gross nationwide product and shares of

agriculture, manufacturing, and providers in GDP (Gross Home Product).

On the micro degree, particular person corporations, howsoever small or massive, produce

intensive statistics on their operations. The annual experiences of corporations

comprise number of information on gross sales, manufacturing, expenditure, inventories,

capital employed, and different actions. These information are sometimes subject information,

collected by using scientific survey methods. Except commonly

up to date, such information are the product of a one-time effort and have restricted

use past the scenario which will have referred to as for his or her assortment. A

scholar is aware of statistics extra intimately as a topic of examine like

economics, arithmetic, chemistry, physics, and others. It’s a self-discipline,

which scientifically offers with information, and is usually described because the

science of information. In coping with statistics as information, statistics has

developed acceptable strategies of gathering, presenting, summarizing, and

analysing information, and thus consists of a physique of those strategies.

**1.9 SELF-TEST QUESTIONS **

1. Outline Statistics. Clarify its sorts, and

significance to commerce, commerce and enterprise.

2. “Statistics is all-pervading”. Elucidate this

assertion.

3. Write a observe on the scope and limitations of

Statistics.

4. What are the foremost limitations of

Statistics? Clarify with appropriate examples. 5. Distinguish between

descriptive Statistics and inferential Statistics.

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**1.10 Relaxation Karlo Thoda **

Khana

kha lo

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**COURSE: BUSINESS STATISTICS **

**COURSE CODE: MC-106 AUTHOR: SURINDER
KUNDU LESSON: 02 VETTER: PROF. M. S. TURAN **

**AN OVERVIEW OF CENTRAL TENDENCY **

**OBJECTIVE: **The current lesson imparts understanding of the

calculations and major properties of measures of central tendency,

together with imply, mode, median, quartiles, percentiles, and so forth.

**STRUCTURE: **

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Arithmetic Imply

2.3 Median

2.4 Mode

2.5 Relationships of the Imply, Median and

Mode

2.6 The Greatest Measure of Central Tendency

2.7 Geometric Imply

2.8 Harmonic Imply

2.9 Quadratic Imply

2.10 Abstract

2.11 Self-Take a look at Questions

2.12 Shock

**2.1 INTRODUCTION **

The outline of statistical information could also be

fairly elaborate or fairly temporary relying on two elements: the character of

information and the aim for which the identical information have been collected. Whereas

describing information statistically or verbally, one should make sure that the

description is neither too temporary nor too prolonged. The measures of central

tendency allow us to match two or extra distributions pertaining to the

identical time interval or throughout the identical distribution over time. For instance,

the typical consumption of tea in two totally different territories for a similar

interval or in a territory for 2 years, say, 2003 and 2004, will be

tried via a mean.

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**2.2 ARITHMETIC MEAN **

Including all of the observations and dividing the

sum by the variety of observations outcomes the arithmetic imply. Suppose we

have the next observations: 10, 15,30, 7, 42, 79 and 83

These are seven observations. Symbolically,

the arithmetic imply, additionally referred to as merely *imply *is

*x *= ∑*x/n, *the place *x *is straightforward imply.

10 +15 + 30 + 7 + 42 + 79 + 83

^{ = }7

^{= }_{7}^{266} =

38

It could be famous that the Greek letter μ is used to indicate the imply of the

inhabitants and *n *to indicate the whole variety of observations in a

inhabitants. Thus the inhabitants imply μ = ∑*x/n. *The system given above is the fundamental system that varieties

the definition of arithmetic imply and is utilized in case of ungrouped information

the place weights are not concerned.

**2.2.1 UNGROUPED DATA-WEIGHTED AVERAGE **

In case of ungrouped information the place weights are

concerned, our strategy for calculating arithmetic imply will probably be totally different

from the one used earlier.

**Instance 2.1: **Suppose a scholar has secured the next

marks in three checks: Mid-term take a look at 30

Laboratory 25

Ultimate 20

^{30 25 20 }_{= }+ +

The easy arithmetic imply will probably be 25

3

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Nonetheless, this will probably be improper if the three

checks carry totally different weights on the premise of their relative significance.

Assuming that the weights assigned to the three checks are: Mid-term take a look at

2 factors

Laboratory 3 factors

Ultimate 5 factors

**Answer: **On the premise of this info, we will now calculate a

weighted imply as proven beneath:

**Desk 2.1: Calculation of a Weighted Imply **

Sort of Take a look at Relative Weight (w) Marks (x)

(wx) Mid-term 2 30 60 Laboratory 3 25 75 Ultimate 5 20 100

Complete ∑ w = 10 235

^{+ + = }_{∑}^{∑ }=

*wx *

*w x w x w x *1 1 2 2 3 3

* ^{x}*+ +

*w *

*w w w *

1 2 3

^{60 75 100 }^{= }+ +

^{+ +} marks

=

23.5

2 3 5

It will likely be seen that weighted imply offers a

extra sensible image than the easy or unweighted imply.

**Instance 2.2: **An investor is keen on investing in fairness

shares. Throughout a interval of falling costs within the inventory alternate, a inventory

is bought at Rs 120 per share on at some point, Rs 105 on the subsequent and Rs 90 on

the third day. The investor has bought 50 shares on the primary day, 80

shares on the second day and 100 shares on the third’ day. What common

worth per share did the investor pay?

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**Answer: **

**Desk 2.2: Calculation of Weighted Common
Worth **

Day Worth per Share (Rs) (x) No of Shares

Bought (w) Quantity Paid (wx) 1 120 50 6000 2 105 80 8400 3

90 100 9000 Complete – 230 23,400

+ +

*w x w x w x *

^{∑ = }+ +

Weighted common = _{w}wx __1 1 2 2 3 3__

*w w w *1 2

3

∑

^{+ +} marks

^{6000 8400 9000 }^{= }+ +

=

101.7

50 80 100

Due to this fact, the investor paid a mean worth of Rs 101.7

per share.

It will likely be seen that if merely costs of the

shares for the three days (whatever the variety of shares bought)

have been considered, then the typical worth would

be

^{120 105 90 }_{. }_{= }^{+ + }*Rs *3

105

That is an unweighted or easy common and

because it ignores the-quantum of shares bought, it fails to provide an accurate

image. A easy common, it could be famous, can also be a weighted common

the place weight in every case is similar, that’s, only one. After we use the

time period common alone, we at all times imply that it’s an unweighted or easy

common.

**2.2.2 GROUPED DATA-ARITHMETIC MEAN **

For grouped information, arithmetic imply could also be

calculated by making use of any of the following strategies:

(i) Direct methodology, (ii) Brief-cut methodology , (iii)

Step-deviation methodology

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Within the case of direct methodology, the system *x
*= ∑

*fm/n*is used. Right here

*m*is mid-point of numerous

lessons,

*f*is the frequency of every class and

*n*is the whole

variety of frequencies. The calculation of arithmetic imply by the direct

methodology is proven beneath.

**Instance 2.3:**The next desk offers the

marks of 58 college students in Statistics. Calculate the typical marks of this

group.

*Marks No. of College students *

0-10 4

10-20 8

20-30 11

30-40 15

40-50 12

50-60 6

__60-70 2 __

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**Answer: **

**Desk 2.3: Calculation of Arithmetic Imply by Direct
Methodology **

_{Marks Mid-point m }No. of

College students

__ _{ f }__fm

__0-10 5 4 20 __

__10-20 15 8 120 __

__20-30 25 11 275 __

__30-40 35 15 525 __

__40-50 45 12 540 __

__50-60 55 6 330 __

__60-70 65 2 130 __

__∑____fm =
1940 __

The place,

_{= = = }∑_{58}

*fm *

1940

*x *33.45

marks or 33 marks roughly.

*n *

It could be famous that the mid-point of every

class is taken as a superb approximation of the true imply of the category.

That is primarily based on the belief that the values are distributed pretty

evenly all through the interval. When massive numbers of frequency happen,

this assumption is normally accepted.

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Within the case of short-cut methodology, the idea

of arbitrary imply is adopted. The system for calculation of the

arithmetic imply by the short-cut methodology is given beneath:

* _{x A }*∑

_{= +}

*fd *

*n *

The place *A *= arbitrary or assumed imply

*f *= frequency

*d *= deviation from the arbitrary or assumed

imply

When the values are extraordinarily massive and/or in

fractions, the usage of the direct methodology could be very cumbersome. In such

instances, the short-cut methodology is preferable. That is as a result of the

calculation work within the short-cut methodology is significantly diminished

notably for calculation of the product of values and their respective

frequencies. Nonetheless, when calculations aren’t made manually however by a

machine calculator, it might not be essential to resort to the short-cut

methodology, as the usage of the direct methodology could not pose any

drawback.

As will be seen from the system used within the

short-cut methodology, an arbitrary or assumed imply is used. The second time period

within the *system (*∑*fd *⎟ n) is the correction issue for the

distinction between the precise imply and the assumed imply. If the assumed imply

turns out to be equal to the precise imply, (∑*fd *⎟ n) will probably be zero. Using the

short-cut methodology relies on the precept that the whole of deviations

taken from an precise imply is the same as zero. As such, the deviations taken

from another determine will depend upon how the assumed imply is expounded to

the precise imply. Whereas one could select any worth as assumed imply, it could

be correct to keep away from excessive values, that’s, too small or too excessive to

simplify calculations. A price apparently near the arithmetic imply

ought to be chosen.

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For the figures given earlier pertaining to

marks obtained by 58 college students, we calculate the typical marks by utilizing

the short-cut methodology.

**Instance 2.4: **

**Desk 2.4: Calculation of Arithmetic Imply by Brief-cut
Methodology **

_{Marks }Mid-point

__ _{m }__f d

fd

__0-10 5 4 -30 -120 __

__10-20 15 8 -20 -160 __

__20-30 25 11 -10 -110 __

__30-40 35 15 0 0 __

__40-50 45 12 10 120 __

__50-60 55 6 20 120 __

__60-70 65 2 30 60 __

__∑____fd =
-90 __

It could be famous that we’ve got taken arbitrary

imply as 35 and deviations from midpoints. In different phrases, the arbitrary

imply has been subtracted from every worth of mid-point and the resultant

determine is proven in column *d. *

^{fd }* _{x A }*∑

_{= +}

* *

*n *

^{⎟}_{⎠}^{⎞}^{ }^{⎜}_{⎝}⎛ ^{− = +}_{58}^{90 }35

= 35 – 1.55 = 33.45 or 33 marks

roughly.

Now we take up the calculation of arithmetic

imply for a similar set of information utilizing the step-deviation methodology. That is

proven in Desk 2.5.

**Desk 2.5: Calculation of Arithmetic Imply by
Step-deviation Methodology **

__Marks Mid-point f d d’= d/10 Fd’ __

__0-10 5 4 -30 -3 -12 __

__10-20 15 8 -20 -2 -16 __

__20-30 25 11 -10 -1 -11 __

__30-40 35 15 0 0 0 __

__40-50 45 12 10 1 12 __

__50-60 55 6 20 2 12 __

__60-70 65 2 30 3 6 __

__∑____fd’
=-9 __

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_{x }_{= }_{A}_{+ }_{⋅}_{ }∑ ^{‘}

*fd *

*C *

*n *

^{9 10 }35 =

33.45 or 33 marks roughly.

^{⎟}_{⎠}^{⎞}^{ }^{⎜}_{⎝}⎛ ^{− }^{⋅}^{ =
+}58

It will likely be seen that the reply in every of

the three instances is similar. The step deviation methodology is probably the most handy

on account of simplified calculations. It could even be famous that if we

choose a distinct arbitrary imply and recalculate deviations from that

determine, we’d get the identical reply.

Now that we’ve got learnt how the arithmetic

imply will be calculated by utilizing totally different strategies, we’re able

to deal with any drawback the place calculation of the arithmetic imply is

concerned.

**Instance 2.6: **The

imply of the next frequency distribution was discovered to be 1.46.

*N o. of Accidents No. of Days (frequency) *

0 46

1 ?

2 ?

3 25

4 10

__5 5 __

Complete 200 days

Calculate the lacking frequencies.

**Answer: **

Right here we’re given the whole variety of

frequencies and the arithmetic imply. Now we have to find out the 2

frequencies which are lacking. Allow us to assume that the frequency towards 1

accident is x and towards 2 accidents is y*. *If we will set up

two simultaneous equations, then we will simply discover the values of X and *Y. *

(0.46) + (1. x) + (2. y)

+ (3. 25) + (4.l0) + (5.5)

^{Imply = }200

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*x *+ 2y +140

^{1.46 = }200

*x *+ *2y
*+ 140 = (200) (1.46)

*x *+ *2y
*= 152

*x + y=200- *{46+25

+ 1O+5}

*x *+ y =

200 – 86

*x *+ *y
*= 114

Now subtracting equation (ii) from equation (i), we

get

*x *+ *2y
*= 152

*x *+ *y
*= 114

__– – – __

*y = *38

Substituting the worth of *y *= 38 in equation (ii)

above, *x *+ 38 = 114

Due to this fact, *x *= 114 – 38 = 76

Therefore, the lacking frequencies are:

In opposition to accident 1 : 76

In opposition to accident 2 : 38

**2.2.3 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ARITHMETIC MEAN **

Among the essential traits of the arithmetic

imply are:

1. The sum of the deviations of the

particular person objects from the arithmetic imply is at all times zero. This implies I: *(x
*–

*x )*= 0, the place

*x*is the worth of an merchandise and

*x*is

the arithmetic imply. For the reason that sum of the deviations within the optimistic

course is the same as the sum of the deviations within the destructive

course, the arithmetic imply is thought to be a measure of central

tendency.

2. The sum of the squared deviations of the

particular person objects from the arithmetic imply is at all times minimal. In different

phrases, the sum of the squared deviations taken from any worth aside from

the arithmetic imply will probably be increased.

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3. Because the arithmetic imply relies on all of the

objects in a collection, a change within the worth of any merchandise will result in a

change within the worth of the arithmetic imply. 4. Within the case of extremely

skewed distribution, the arithmetic imply could get distorted on account of

just a few objects with excessive values. In such a case, it could stop to be the

consultant attribute of the distribution.

**2.3 MEDIAN **

Median is outlined as the worth of the center

merchandise (or the imply of the values of the two center objects) when the info

are organized in an ascending or descending order of magnitude. Thus, in

an ungrouped frequency distribution if the *n *values are organized

in ascending or descending order of magnitude, the median is the center worth

if *n *is odd. When *n *is even, the median is the imply of the

two center values.

Suppose we’ve got the next collection:

15, 19,21,7, 10,33,25,18 and 5

Now we have to first organize it in both

ascending or descending order. These figures are organized in an ascending

order as follows:

5,7,10,15,18,19,21,25,33

Now because the collection consists of strange variety of

objects, to seek out out the worth of the center merchandise, we use the

system

*n *+1

^{The place }2

*n *+ ^{1} = 5, that’s, the scale

The place ^{n }^{is the variety of objects. In
this case, n is 9, as such }2

of the fifth merchandise is the median. This occurs to be

18.

Suppose the collection consists of another objects

23. We could, subsequently, have to incorporate 23 within the above collection at an

acceptable place, that’s, between 21 and 25. Thus, the collection is now 5,

7, 10, 15, 18, 19, and 21,23,25,33. Making use of the above system, the

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median is the scale of 5.5^{th} merchandise.

Right here, we’ve got to take the typical of the values of fifth and sixth merchandise. This

means a mean of 18 and 19, which provides the median as 18.5. *n *+ ^{1} itself just isn’t the system for the median; it

^{It could be famous that the system }2

merely signifies the place of the median,

specifically, the variety of objects we’ve got to depend till we arrive on the merchandise

whose worth is the median. Within the case of the even variety of objects within the

collection, we determine the 2 objects whose values must be averaged to

acquire the median. Within the case of a grouped collection, the median is

calculated by linear interpolation with the assistance of the next

system:

^{l l }_{− }+

M = *l*_{1 }( ) ^{2 1 }*m c *

*f *

The place *M *= the median

*l*_{1}* *= the

decrease restrict of the category wherein the median lies

*1** _{2 }*= the higher restrict of the category wherein the median

lies

*f *= the frequency of the category wherein the

median lies

*m *= the center merchandise or *(n *+

1)/2th, the place *n *stands for whole variety of objects

c = the cumulative frequency of the

class previous the one wherein the median lies **Instance
2.7: **

*Month-to-month Wages (Rs) No. of Staff *

* *800-1,000

18

1,000-1,200 25

1,200-1,400 30

1,400-1,600 34

1,600-1,800 26

1,800-2,000 10

Complete 143

With the intention to calculate median on this case, we

must first present cumulative frequency to the desk. Thus, the desk

with the cumulative frequency is written as:

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_{Month-to-month Wages Frequency }Cumulative Frequency

__800 -1,000 18 18 __

__1,000 -1,200 25 43 __

__1,200 -1,400 30 73 __

__1,400 -1,600 34 107 __

__1,600 -1,800 26 133 __

__1.800 -2,000 10 143 __

^{l l }_{− }+

M = *l*_{1 }( ) ^{2 1 }*m
c *

*f *

1 ^{+ }_{= }^{n }^{+ }=

72

143

1

M = _{2}

2

It means median lies within the class-interval Rs 1,200 –

1,400.

^{1400 1200 }_{− }−

Now, M = *1200 + *^{(72 43) }30

^{200 }=1200 +

^{ }^{(29) }30

= Rs 1393.3

At this stage, allow us to introduce two different

ideas viz. quartile and decile. To perceive these, we should always first

know that the median belongs to a common class of statistical

descriptions *referred to as fractiles. *A fractile is a price beneath that lays a

given fraction of a set of information. Within the case of the median, this fraction

is one-half (1/2). Likewise, a quartile has a fraction one-fourth (1/4).

The three quartiles Q_{1}, Q_{2} and Q_{3}

are such that 25 p.c of the info fall

beneath Q_{1}, 25 p.c fall between Q_{1} and Q_{2}, 25 p.c fall between Q_{2} and Q_{3} and 25

p.c fall above Q_{3} It will likely be seen that Q_{2} is the median. We will use the above system

for the calculation of quartiles as effectively. The one distinction will probably be in

the worth of m. Allow us to calculate each Q_{1} and Q_{3} in respect of the desk given in

Instance 2.7.

^{l l }_{− }−

Q_{1} = *l*_{1 }( ) ^{2 1 }*m c *

*f *

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*n *+ ^{1 = }4

Right here, ^{m }^{will probably be = }4

143 +^{1 }= 36

_{1 }_{1000 }_{− }− _{Q }_{= +}

1200 1000

^{(36 18) }25 ^{200 }=1000 +

^{(18) }25 = Rs. 1,144

*n *+ ^{1 = }4

Within the case of Q_{3}^{, m
will probably be 3 = }4 _{1 }_{1600 }_{− }− _{Q }_{= +}

1800 1600

^{(108 107) }26

^{200 }=1600 +

^{(1) }26

Rs. 1,607.7 approx

3⋅^{144 }=

108

In the identical method, we will calculate deciles

(the place the collection is split into 10 components) and percentiles (the place the

collection is split into 100 components). It could be famous that not like arithmetic

imply, median just isn’t affected in any respect by excessive values, as it’s a

positional common. As such, median is especially very helpful when a distribution

occurs to be skewed. One other level that goes in favour of median is that it

will be computed when a distribution has open-end lessons. But, one other

advantage of median is that when a distribution accommodates qualitative information, it

is the one common that may be used. No different common is appropriate in

case of such a distribution. Allow us to take a pair of examples to

illustrate what has been mentioned in favour of median.

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**Instance 2.8:**Calculate probably the most appropriate common for the

following information: *Measurement of the Merchandise *Under 50 50-100 100-150 150-200

200 and above *Frequency 15 20 36 40 10 ***Answer: **Since

the info have two open-end classes-one to start with (beneath 50) and

the different on the finish (200 and above), median needs to be the best alternative

as a measure of central tendency.

**Desk 2.6: Computation of Median **

Measurement of Merchandise *Frequency Cumulative Frequency *

Under 50 15 15

50-100 20 35

100-150 36 71

150-200 40 111

200 and above 10 121

*n *^{+ }^{1 }th merchandise

^{Median is the scale of }2

^{121}^{+}^{1}= 61^{st} merchandise

^{= }2

Now, 61^{st} merchandise lies within the 100-150 class

^{l l }_{− }−

Median = 1_{1} = *l*_{1 }( ) ^{2 1 }*m c *

*f *

^{150 100 }_{− }−

= 100 + ^{(61 35) }36

= 100 + 36.11 = 136.11 approx.

**Instance 2.9: **The next information give the financial savings financial institution

accounts balances of 9 pattern households chosen in a survey. The

figures are in rupees.

745 2,000 1,500 68,000 461 549 3750 1800 4795

(a) Discover the imply and the median for these

information; (b) Do these information comprise an outlier? In that case, exclude this worth and

recalculate the imply and median. Which of those abstract measures

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has a better change when an outlier is

dropped?; (c) Which of those two abstract measures is extra acceptable for

this collection?

**Answer: **

745 + 2,000 +1,500 + 68,000 + 461+ 549 + 3,750 +1,800 + 4,795

^{Imply = Rs. }9

^{Rs 83,600 }= Rs

9,289

^{= }9

*n *+ ^{1 }th merchandise

^{Median = Measurement of }2

9 + ^{1 }= 5^{th} merchandise

^{= }2

Arranging the info in an ascending order, we

discover that the median is Rs 1,800. (b) An merchandise of Rs 68,000 is excessively

excessive. Such a determine known as an ‘outlier’. We exclude this determine and

recalculate each the imply and the median.

83,600 − 68,000

^{ Imply = Rs. }8

^{15,600 }= Rs.

1,950

^{ = Rs }8

*n *+ ^{1 }th merchandise

^{Median = Measurement of }2

^{8 1 }_{= }^{+} merchandise.

= 4.5*th *

2

^{1,500 }^{−}^{1,800 }= Rs. 1,650

^{ = Rs. }2

It will likely be seen that the imply exhibits a far

better change than the median when the outlier is dropped from the

calculations.

(c) So far as these information are involved, the

median will probably be a extra acceptable measure than the imply.

Additional, we will decide the median graphically as

follows:

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**Instance 2.10: **Suppose

we’re given the next collection:

*Class interval *0-10

10-20 20-30 30-40 40-50 50-60 60-70

*Frequency *6 12

22 37 17 8 5

We’re requested to attract each forms of ogive from

these information and to find out the median.

**Answer: **

To start with, we rework the given information

into two cumulative frequency distributions, one primarily based on ‘lower than’ and

one other on ‘greater than’ strategies.

**Desk A **

*Frequency *

Lower than 10 6

Lower than 20 18

Lower than 30 40

Lower than 40 77

Lower than 50 94

Lower than 60 102

Lower than 70 107

**Desk B **

** **Frequency

Greater than 0 107

Greater than 10 101

Greater than 20 89

Greater than 30 67

Greater than 40 30

Greater than 50 13

Greater than 60 5

It could be famous that the purpose of

intersection of the 2 ogives offers the

worth of the median. From this level of

intersection A, we draw a straight line to

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meet the X-axis at M. Thus, from the purpose of

origin to the purpose at M offers the worth of the median, which involves

34, roughly. If we calculate the median by making use of the system,

then the reply involves 33.8, or 34, roughly. It could be pointed

out that even a single ogive can be utilized to find out the median. As we

have decided the median graphically, so additionally we will discover the values of

quartiles, deciles or percentiles graphically. For instance, to find out

we’ve got to take dimension of *{3(n *+ 1)} /4 = 81^{st} merchandise.

From this level on the Y-axis, we will draw a perpendicular to meet the

‘lower than’ ogive from which one other straight line is to be drawn to satisfy

the X-axis. This level will give us the worth of the higher quartile. In

the identical method, different values of Q_{1} and deciles and percentiles will be

decided.

**2.3.1 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MEDIAN **

1. Not like the arithmetic imply, the median can

be computed from open-ended distributions. It is because it’s positioned

within the median class-interval, which wouldn’t be an open-ended

class.

2. The median may also be decided

graphically whereas the arithmetic imply can’t be ascertained on this

method.

3. As it isn’t influenced by the acute

values, it’s most popular in case of a distribution having excessive

values.

4. In case of the qualitative information the place the

objects aren’t counted or measured however are scored or ranked, it’s the

most acceptable measure of central tendency. **2.4 MODE **

The mode is one other measure of central

tendency. It’s the worth on the level round which the objects are most

closely concentrated. For instance, contemplate the next collection: 8,9,

11, 15, 16, 12, 15,3, 7, 15

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There are ten observations within the collection

whereby the determine 15 happens most variety of instances three. The mode is

subsequently 15. The collection given above is a discrete collection; as such, the

variable can’t be in fraction. If the collection have been steady, we might

say that the mode is roughly 15, with out additional computation.

Within the case of grouped information, mode is

decided by the next system: ^{− +}( ) ( ) _{1 0 1 2}

^{f f }^{⋅}^{ }− + −

__1 0__

Mode= *l*_{1 }*i *

*f f f f *

The place, *l*_{1} = the

decrease worth of the category wherein the mode lies *f** _{l }*= the frequency of the category wherein the mode

lies

*f** _{o }*= the frequency of the category previous the modal

class

*f** _{2 }*= the frequency of the category succeeding the modal

class

*i *= the

class-interval of the modal class

Whereas making use of the above system, we should always

make sure that the class-intervals are uniform all through. If the

class-intervals aren’t uniform, then they need to be made uniform on the

assumption that the frequencies are evenly distributed all through the

class. Within the case of inequal class-intervals, the appliance of the above

system will give deceptive outcomes.

**Instance 2.11: **Allow us to

take the next frequency distribution:

*Class intervals (1) Frequency (2) *

30-40 4

40-50 6

50-60 8

60-70 12

70-80 9

80-90 7

90-100 4

Now we have to calculate the mode in respect of this

collection.

**Answer: **We will see from Column (2) of the desk that the utmost

frequency of 12 lies within the class-interval of 60-70. This implies that

the mode lies on this class interval. Making use of the system given earlier, we

get:

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^{12 – 8}⋅

Mode = 60 + 10

+

12 – 8 (12 – 8) (12 – 9)

^{4}⋅

= 60 + 10

+

4 3

= 65.7 approx.

In a number of instances, simply by inspection one can

determine the class-interval wherein the mode lies. One ought to see which

the very best frequency is after which determine to which class-interval this

frequency belongs. Having accomplished this, the system given for calculating

the mode in a grouped frequency distribution will be utilized.

At instances, it isn’t potential to determine by

inspection the category the place the mode lies. In such instances, it turns into

crucial to make use of the tactic of grouping. This methodology consists of two components:

(i) **Preparation of a grouping desk: **A

grouping desk has six columns, the primary column exhibiting the frequencies

as given in the issue. Column 2 exhibits frequencies grouped in two’s,

ranging from the highest. Leaving the primary frequency, column 3 exhibits

frequencies grouped in two’s. Column 4 exhibits the frequencies of the primary

three objects, then second to fourth merchandise and so forth. Column 5 leaves the

first frequency and teams the remaining objects in three’s. Column 6

leaves the primary two frequencies after which teams the remaining in

three’s. Now, the utmost whole in every column is marked and proven both

in a circle or in a daring kind.

(ii) **Preparation of an evaluation desk**:

After having ready a grouping desk, an evaluation desk is ready. On

the left-hand aspect, present the primary column for column numbers and on

the right-hand aspect the totally different potential values of mode. The best

values marked within the grouping desk are proven right here by a bar or by merely

getting into 1 within the related cell equivalent to the values

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they symbolize. The final row of this desk

will present the variety of instances a explicit worth has occurred within the

grouping desk. The best worth within the evaluation desk will point out the

class-interval wherein the mode lies. The process of making ready each

the grouping and evaluation tables to find the modal class will probably be clear

by taking an instance.

**Instance 2.12: **The

following desk offers some frequency information:

Measurement of Merchandise Frequency

10-20 10

20-30 18

30-40 25

40-50 26

50-60 17

60-70 4

**Answer: **

** Grouping Desk **

Measurement of merchandise 1 2 3 4 5 6

10-20 10

28

20-30 18 53

43

30-40 25 69

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40-50 26 68

43

50-60 17 47

21

60-70 4

**Evaluation desk **

** **

Measurement of merchandise

Col. No. 10-20 20-30 30-40 40-50 50-60

1 1

2 1 1

3 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 1

5 1 1 1

39

6 1 1 1

Complete 1 3 5 5 2

This can be a bi-modal collection as is clear from

the evaluation desk, which exhibits that the two lessons 30-40 and 40-50 have

occurred 5 instances every within the grouping. In such a scenario, we could

have to find out mode not directly by making use of the next

system:

Mode = 3 median – 2 imply

Median = Measurement of *(n *+ l)/2th merchandise,

that’s, 101/2 = 50.fifth merchandise. This lies within the class 30-40. Making use of the

system for the median, as given earlier, we get

^{40 – 30 }−

= 30 + ^{(50.5 28) }25

= 30 + 9 = 39

Now, arithmetic imply is to be calculated. That is proven

within the following desk.

__Class- interval Frequency Mid- factors d d’ = d/10 fd’ __

__10-20 10 15 -20 -2 -20 __

__20-30 18 25 -10 -I -18 __

__30-40 25 35 0 0 0 __

__40-50 26 45 10 1 26 __

__50-60 17 55 20 2 34 __

__60-70 4 65 30 3 12 __

__Complete 100 34 __

Deviation is taken from arbitrary imply = 35

^{fd}_{⋅}_{ }__∑ __^{‘}

Imply = A + *i *

*n *

^{34}⋅

= 35 + 10

100

= 38.4

Mode = 3 median – 2 imply

= (3 x 39) – (2 x 38.4)

= 117 -76.8

40

= 40.2

This system, Mode = 3 Median-2 Imply, is an

empirical system solely. And it may well give solely approximate outcomes. As

such, its frequent use needs to be averted. Nonetheless, when mode is ailing

outlined or the collection is bimodal (as is the case within the current instance)

it could be used.

** 2.5 RELATIONSHIPS OF THE MEAN, MEDIAN AND
MODE **

** Having**

mentioned imply, median and mode, we now flip to the connection amongst

these three measures of central tendency. We will focus on the connection

assuming that there’s a unimodal frequency distribution.

(i) When a distribution is symmetrical, the

imply, median and mode are the identical, as is proven beneath within the following

determine.

In case, a distribution is skewed to the best, then imply> median> mode.

Typically, revenue distribution is skewed to the best the place a big

variety of households have comparatively low revenue and a small variety of

households have extraordinarily excessive revenue. In such a case, the imply is pulled

up by the acute excessive incomes and the relation amongst these three

measures is as proven in Fig. Right here, we discover that imply> median>

mode.

(ii) When a distribution is skewed to

the left, then mode> median>

imply. It is because right here imply is

pulled down beneath the median

by extraordinarily low values. That is

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proven as within the determine.

(iii) Given the imply and median of a unimodal

distribution, we will decide whether or not it’s skewed to the proper or left. When imply> median, it’s skewed to the proper; when median> imply, it is skewed to the left. It could be famous that

the median is at all times within the center between imply and mode.

**2.6 THE BEST MEASURE OF CENTRAL
TENDENCY **At

this stage, one could ask as to which of those three measures of central tendency

the finest is. There isn’t any easy reply to this query. It’s as a result of

these three measures are primarily based upon totally different ideas. The arithmetic

imply is the sum of the values divided by the whole variety of observations

within the collection. The median is the worth of the center statement that

divides the collection into two equal components. Mode is the worth round which

the observations have a tendency to pay attention. As such, the usage of a selected

measure will largely depend upon the aim of the examine and the character of the

information; For instance, once we are fascinated about figuring out the customers

preferences for totally different manufacturers of tv units or totally different sorts of

promoting, the selection ought to go in favour of mode. Using imply and

median wouldn’t be correct. Nonetheless, the median can generally be utilized in

the case of qualitative information when such information can be organized in an

ascending or descending order. Allow us to take one other instance. Suppose we

invite functions for a sure emptiness in our firm. A big quantity

of candidates apply for that put up. We are actually to know as to which

age or age group has the biggest focus of candidates. Right here,

clearly the mode will be probably the most acceptable alternative. The arithmetic

imply might not be acceptable as it could

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be influenced by some excessive values.

Nonetheless, the imply occurs to be probably the most generally used measure of central

tendency as will probably be evident from the dialogue in the following

chapters.

**2.7 GEOMETRIC MEAN **

Other than the three measures of central

tendency as mentioned above, there are two different means which are used

generally in enterprise and economics. These are the geometric imply and the

harmonic imply. The geometric imply is extra essential than the harmonic

imply. We focus on beneath each these means. First, we take up the geometric

imply. Geometric imply is outlined on the *nth *root of the product of *n
*observations of a distribution.

Symbolically, GM = …. ….. … _{1 2 n }*n x x x *If we’ve got solely two observations, say, 4

and 16 then GM = 4⋅16 = 64 = 8. Equally, if there are three

observations, then we must calculate the dice root of the product of

these three observations; and so forth. When the variety of objects is massive,

it turns into extraordinarily troublesome to multiply the numbers and to calculate

the basis. To simplify calculations, logarithms are used.

**Instance 2.13: **If we’ve got to seek out out the geometric imply of

2, 4 and eight, then we discover ^{ Log GM = }_{n}^{x }__∑ __* _{i }*log

*Log*2 + *Log*4 + *Log*8

^{ = }3

0.3010 + 0.6021+ 0.9031

^{ = }3

^{1.8062 }=

= 0.60206

3

GM = Antilog 0.60206

= 4

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When the info are given within the type of a

frequency distribution, then the geometric imply will be obtained by the

system:

+ + +

*f . x f . x … f . x *_{l n n}* *

log log log

Log GM = _{f f fn}

__1 2 2__

__∑__

*f x *.log

+ +

1 2

……….

*= _{f f fn} *

_{1 }+ _{2 }+

Then, GM = Antilog *n *

……….

The geometric imply is most fitted within the following

three instances:

1. Averaging charges of change.

2. The compound curiosity system.

3. Discounting, capitalization.

**Instance 2.14: **An individual has invested Rs 5,000 within the inventory

market. On the finish of the first yr the quantity has grown to Rs 6,250; he

has had a 25 p.c revenue. If on the finish of the second yr his

principal has grown to Rs 8,750, the speed of improve is 40 p.c for

the yr. What’s the common fee of improve of his funding throughout

the two years?

**Answer: **

** **GM = 1.25⋅1.40 = 1.75. =

1.323

The typical fee of improve within the worth of

funding is subsequently 1.323 – 1 = 0.323, which if multiplied by 100, offers

the speed of improve as 32.3 p.c.

Instance 2.15: We will additionally derive a compound

curiosity system from the above set of information. That is proven

beneath:

**Answer: **Now, 1.25 x 1.40 = 1.75. This may be written as 1.75 = (1

+ 0.323)^{2}. Let *P** _{2 }*= 1.75,

*P*

*= 1, and*

_{0 }*r*= 0.323, then the above equation will be

written as

*P*

*= (1 +*

_{2 }*r)*

*or*

^{2 }*P*

_{2}

*= P*

*(1 +*

_{0 }*r)*

^{2}*.*

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The place *P2 *is the worth of funding at

the tip of the second yr, *P** _{0 }*is the preliminary funding and

*r*is the speed

of improve within the two years. This, in actual fact, is the acquainted compound

curiosity system. This may be written in a generalised type as

*P*

*=*

_{n }*P*

*(1 +*

_{0}*r)*

^{n}*.*In our

case

*Po*is Rs 5,000 and the speed of improve in funding is 32.3

p.c. Allow us to apply this system to determine the worth of

*Pn, that*is,

funding on the finish of the second yr.

*P** _{n }*= 5,000 (1 +

*0.323)*

^{2}

* *=

5,000 x 1.75

= Rs 8,750

It could be famous that within the above instance, if

the arithmetic imply is used, the resultant ^{25 }^{+ }^{40}p.c

^{determine will probably be improper. On this case, the
common fee for the 2 years is }2 ^{165
}x 5,000

per yr, which involves 32.5. Making use of this fee, we get

*P*_{n }^{= }100

= Rs 8,250

That is clearly improper, because the determine ought to have been

Rs 8,750.

**Instance 2.16: **An economic system has grown at 5 p.c within the

first yr, 6 p.c within the second yr, 4.5 p.c within the third yr,

3 p.c within the fourth yr and seven.5 p.c within the fifth yr. What’s

the typical fee of progress of the economic system through the 5

years?

**Answer: **

*12 months Fee of Progress Worth on the finish of the
Log x *(

*p.c) 12 months x (in Rs)*

1 5 105 2.02119 2 6 106 2.02531 3 4.5 104.5

2.01912 4 3 103 2.01284 5 7.5 107.5 2.03141 ∑ log X = 10.10987

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_{⎜}^{⎜}_{⎝}^{⎛}__∑___{n}log

x

GM = Antilog _{⎟}^{⎟}_{⎠}⎞

10.10987

= Antilog ^{⎟}_{⎠}^{⎞}^{ }^{⎜}_{⎝}^{⎛}5

= Antilog 2.021974

= 105.19

Therefore, the typical fee of progress through the

five-year interval is 105.19 – 100 = 5.19 p.c every year. In case of a

easy arithmetic common, the corresponding fee of progress would have

been 5.2 p.c every year.

**2.7.1 DISCOUNTING **

The compound curiosity system given above was

*P *

*P*_{n}*=P*_{0}*(1+r)** ^{n }*This may be written as P

_{0}=

_{n}

__n__* *

_{(1}_{+ }_{)}

*r *

This can be expressed as follows:

If the longer term revenue is *P*_{n} rupees

and the current fee of curiosity is 100 *r *p.c, then the

current worth of *P *n rupees will probably be P_{0} rupees. For instance, if we’ve got a

machine that has a lifetime of 20 years and is predicted to yield a web revenue

of Rs 50,000 per yr, and on the finish of 20 years it will likely be out of date and

can’t be used, then the machine’s current worth is

50,000

50,000

50,000

50,000

+ *r*^{+}^{3 }(1

)

_{+}+^{2 }(1 ) * ^{n }*(1

*r*)

+ *r*^{+……………..
}^{20 }(1 ) + *r *

This strategy of ascertaining the current

worth of future revenue by utilizing the curiosity fee is named

discounting.

In conclusion, it could be mentioned that when there

are excessive values in a collection, geometric imply needs to be used as it’s

a lot much less affected by such values. The arithmetic imply in such instances will

give deceptive outcomes.

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Earlier than we shut our dialogue on the

geometric imply, we should always concentrate on its benefits and

limitations.

**2.7.2 ADVANTAGES OF G. M. **

1. Geometric imply relies on every

statement within the information set. 2. It’s rigidly outlined.

3. It’s extra appropriate whereas averaging ratios

and percentages as additionally in calculating progress charges.

4. As in comparison with the arithmetic imply, it

offers extra weight to small values and much less weight to massive values. As a

results of this attribute of the geometric imply, it’s typically much less

than the arithmetic imply. At instances it could be equal to the arithmetic

imply.

5. It’s able to algebraic manipulation.

If the geometric imply has two or extra collection is understood together with their

respective frequencies. Then a mixed geometric imply will be calculated

by utilizing the logarithms.

**2.7.3 LIMITATIONS OF G.M. **

1. As in comparison with the arithmetic imply,

geometric imply is troublesome to perceive.

2. Each computation of the geometric imply and

its interpretation are somewhat troublesome.

3. When there’s a destructive merchandise in a collection

or a number of observations have zero worth, then the geometric imply

can’t be calculated.

In view of the restrictions talked about above,

the geometric imply just isn’t steadily used.

**2.8 HARMONIC MEAN **

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The harmonic imply is outlined because the

reciprocal of the arithmetic imply of the reciprocals of particular person

observations. Symbolically,

_{ciprocal }^{n }_{= }__∑__

^{HM=}_{n}*x *

1/

~~Re~~

1/ x_{1 }1/ x_{2 }1/ x_{3 }… 1/ x_{n}

+ + + +

The calculation of harmonic imply turns into very

tedious when a distribution has a massive variety of observations. Within the

case of grouped information, the harmonic imply is calculated by utilizing the

following system:

_{− }_{⎟}^{⎟}_{⎠}⎞

*n *

^{ HM = Reciprocal of }∑

_{⎜}^{⎜}_{⎝}^{⎛}⋅ *f *

1

or

^{i}*x *

^{i }*i *

1

*n *

_{⎜}^{⎜}_{⎝}^{⎛}⋅

_{− }_{⎟}^{⎟}_{⎠}⎞

*n *

∑

*f *

1

^{i}*x *

^{i }*i *

1

The place *n *is the whole variety of

observations.

Right here, every reciprocal of the unique determine

is weighted by the corresponding frequency *(f). *

The primary **benefit **of the harmonic

imply is that it’s primarily based on all observations in a distribution and is

amenable to additional algebraic therapy. After we want to provide better

weight to smaller observations and fewer weight to the bigger observations, then

the usage of harmonic imply will probably be extra appropriate. As towards these benefits,

there are sure limitations of the harmonic imply. First, it’s

obscure as effectively as troublesome to compute. Second, it

can’t be calculated if any of the observations is zero or destructive.

Third, it’s only a abstract determine, which might not be an precise

statement within the distribution.

It’s price noting that the harmonic imply is

at all times decrease than the geometric imply, which is decrease than the arithmetic

imply. It is because the harmonic imply assigns

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lesser significance to increased values. For the reason that

harmonic imply relies on reciprocals, it turns into clear that as

reciprocals of upper values are decrease than these of decrease values, it’s

a decrease common than the arithmetic imply in addition to the geometric imply. **Instance
2.17: **Suppose we’ve got three observations 4, 8 and 16. We’re required

to

^{calculate the harmonic imply. Reciprocals of 4,8 and 16 are: }

_{4}

^{1 ,}

_{8}

^{1 ,}

_{16}

^{1}

respectively

*n *

Since HM = _{1/ x
1/ x 1/ x }_{1 }+ _{2 }+ _{3}

3

* *= _{1/ 4
1/ 8 1/ 16}

+ +

3

= _{0.25 0.125 0.0625}

+ +

= 6.857 approx.

**Instance 2.18: **Contemplate

the next collection:

Class-interval 2-4 4-6 6-8 8-10

Frequency 20 40 30 10

**Answer: **

Allow us to arrange the desk as follows:

__Class-interval Mid-value Frequency Reciprocal of MV f x
1/x __

__2-4 3 20 0.3333 6.6660 __

__4-6 5 40 0.2000 8.0000 __

__6-8 7 30 0.1429 4.2870 __

__8-10 9 10 0.1111 1.1111 __

__ Complete 20.0641 __

_{⎜}^{⎜}_{⎝}^{⎛}⋅

_{− }_{⎟}^{⎟}__ _{⎠}__⎞

*n *

∑ *i **f *

1

= _{n}x

1

^{i }*i *

^{100} =

4.984 approx.

^{= }20.0641

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**Instance 2.19: **In a small firm, two typists are employed.

Typist A sorts one web page in ten minutes whereas typist B takes twenty

minutes for a similar. (i) Each are requested to kind 10 pages. What’s the

common time taken for typing one web page? (ii) Each are requested to kind for

one hour. What’s the common time taken by them for typing one

web page?

**Answer: **Right here Q-(i) is on arithmetic imply whereas Q-(ii) is on

harmonic imply. (10 10) (20 20)(min )

⋅ + ⋅

^{ (i) M = }10 2( )

*utes *

⋅

*pages *

= quarter-hour ⋅

60 (min )

*utes *

^{HM = }60 /10

60 / 20( )

+

*pages *

^{120 }^{= }^{= }_{+}and 20 seconds.

40

= 13min *utes *

120 60 20

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**Instance 2.20: **It takes ship A ten days to cross the Pacific

Ocean; ship B takes 15 days and ship C takes 20 days. (i) What’s the

common variety of days taken by a ship to cross the Pacific Ocean? (ii)

What’s the common variety of days taken by a cargo to cross the Pacific

Ocean when the ships are employed for 60 days?

**Answer: **Right here once more Q-(i) pertains to easy arithmetic imply whereas

Q-(ii) is involved with the harmonic imply.

10 +15 + ^{20 }= 15

days

^{ (i) M = }3

⋅ *days *

60 3( ) _

^{(ii) HM = }60 /10

60 /15 60 / 20

+ +

=

180

360 240 180

+ +

60

50

= 13.8 days approx.

**2.9 QUADRATIC MEAN **

Now we have seen earlier that the geometric imply

is the antilogarithm of the arithmetic imply of the logarithms, and the

harmonic imply is the reciprocal of the arithmetic imply of the

reciprocals. Likewise, the quadratic imply (Q) is the sq. root of the

arithmetic imply of the squares. Symbolically,

2

2 2

_{1 }+ + ……

+

*x x *_{n}* *

2

^{Q = }*n *

As an alternative of utilizing authentic values, the

quadratic imply can be utilized whereas averaging deviations when the usual

deviation is to be calculated. This will probably be used within the subsequent chapter on

dispersion.

**2.9.1 Relative Place of Completely different Means **

The relative place of various means will at all times

be:

*Q> x >G>H *supplied that each one the person observations

in a collection are optimistic and all of them aren’t the identical.

**2.9.2 Composite Common or Common of Means **

Typically, we could must calculate an

common of a number of averages. In such instances, we should always use the identical methodology

of averaging that was employed in calculating the authentic averages.

Thus, we should always calculate the arithmetic imply of a number of values of *x, *the

geometric imply of a number of values of GM, and the harmonic imply of a number of

values of HM. It will likely be improper if we use another common in averaging of

means.

**2.10 SUMMARY **

It’s crucial goal of

statistical evaluation is to get one single worth that describes the traits

of your complete mass of cumbersome information. Such a price is discovering out, which

is named central worth to serve our goal.

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**2.11 SELF-TEST QUESTIONS **

1. What are the desiderata (necessities) of

a superb common? Evaluate the imply, the median and the mode within the gentle of

these desiderata? Why averages are referred to as measures of central

tendency?

2. “Each common has its personal peculiar

traits. It’s troublesome to say which common is one of the best.”

Clarify with examples.

3. What do you perceive .by ‘Central

Tendency’? Below what circumstances is the median extra appropriate than different

measures of central tendency?

4. The typical month-to-month wage paid to all

staff in an organization was Rs 8,000. The typical month-to-month salaries paid to

female and male staff of the firm have been Rs 10,600 and Rs 7,500

respectively. Discover out the chances of men and women employed by

the corporate.

5. Calculate the arithmetic imply from the next

information:

*Class *10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80-89 *Frequency
2 4 9 11 12 6 4 2 *6. Calculate the imply, median and mode from the

following information: Peak in Inches Variety of Individuals

62-63 2

63-64 6

64-65 14

65-66 16

66-67 8

67-68 3

__68-69 1 __

Complete 50

7. Quite a lot of explicit articles have been

categorized in line with their weights. After drying for 2 weeks, the

identical articles have once more been weighed and equally categorized. It’s

identified that the median weight within the first weighing

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was 20.83 gm whereas within the second weighing it

was 17.35 gm. Some frequencies *a *and *b *within the first

weighing and *x *and *y *within the second are lacking. It’s identified

that *a *= *1/3x *and *b *= 1/2 *y. *Discover out the values of

the lacking frequencies.

*Class Frequencies *

*First Weighing Second Weighing *

0- 5 a z

5-10 b y

10-15 11 40

15-20 52 50

20-25 75 30

25-30 22 28

8 Cities A, Band C are equidistant from every

different. A motorist travels from A to B at 30 km/h; from B to C at 40 km/h

and from C to A at 50 km/h. Decide his common pace for your complete

journey.

9 Calculate the harmonic imply from the next

information:

*Class-Interval *2-4 4-6 6-8 8-10 *Frequency *20 40

30 10

10 A car when climbing up a gradient,

consumes petrol @ 8 km per litre. Whereas coming down it runs 12 km per

litre. Discover its common consumption for from side to side journey between two

locations located on the two ends of 25 Ian lengthy gradient.

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**DISPERSION AND SKEWNESS **

**OBJECTIVE: **The

goal of the current lesson is to impart the data of measures of

dispersion and skewness and to allow the scholars to distinguish between

common, dispersion, skewness, moments and kurtosis.

**STRUCTURE: **

3.1 Introduction

3.2 That means and Definition of Dispersion

3.3 Significance and Properties of Measuring

Variation

3.4 Measures of Dispersion

3.5 Vary

3.6 Interquartile Vary or Quartile Deviation

3.7 Imply Deviation

3.8 Commonplace Deviation

3.9 Lorenz Curve

3.10 Skewness: That means and Definitions

3.11 Checks of Skewness

3.12 Measures of Skewness

3.13 Moments

3.14 Kurtosis

3.15 Abstract

3.16 Self-Take a look at Questions

3.17 shock

**3.1 INTRODUCTION **

Within the earlier chapter, we’ve got defined

the measures of central tendency. It could be famous that these measures do

not point out the extent of dispersion or variability in a distribution.

The dispersion or variability offers us another step in growing our

understanding of the sample of the info. Additional, a excessive diploma of uniformity

(i.e. low diploma of dispersion) is a fascinating high quality. If in a enterprise

there’s a excessive diploma of variability within the uncooked materials, then it might

not discover mass manufacturing economical.

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Suppose an investor is searching for an appropriate

fairness share for funding. Whereas analyzing the motion of share

costs, he ought to keep away from these shares which are extremely fluctuating-having

generally very excessive costs and at different instances going very low. Such

excessive fluctuations imply that there’s a excessive threat within the funding in

shares. The investor ought to, subsequently, favor these shares the place threat is

not so excessive.

**3.2 MEANING AND DEFINITIONS OF
DISPERSION **

*The*

numerous measures of central worth give us one single determine that represents

the total information. However the common alone can not adequately describe a set

of observations, until all of the observations are the identical. It’s

crucial to explain the variability or dispersion of the observations.

In two or extra distributions the central worth could also be the identical however nonetheless

there will be large disparities within the formation of distribution. Measures

of dispersion assist us in learning this essential attribute of a distribution.

numerous measures of central worth give us one single determine that represents

the total information. However the common alone can not adequately describe a set

of observations, until all of the observations are the identical. It’s

crucial to explain the variability or dispersion of the observations.

In two or extra distributions the central worth could also be the identical however nonetheless

there will be large disparities within the formation of distribution. Measures

of dispersion assist us in learning this essential attribute of a distribution.

Some essential definitions of dispersion are given

beneath:

1. “Dispersion is the measure of the variation of

the objects.” -A.L. Bowley 2. “The diploma to which numerical information

are inclined to unfold about a mean worth is referred to as the variation of dispersion

of the info.” -Spiegel

3. Dispersion or unfold is the diploma of the scatter or

variation of the variable a few central worth.” -Brooks &

Dick 4. “The measurement of the scatterness of the mass of figures

in a collection about an

common known as measure of variation or

dispersion.” -Simpson & Kajka It’s clear from above that

dispersion (often known as scatter, unfold or variation) measures the

extent to which the objects differ from some central worth. Since measures of

dispersion give a mean of the variations of assorted objects from an

common, they’re additionally referred to as averages of the second order. A median is

extra significant when it’s examined within the gentle of dispersion. For

instance, if the typical wage of the

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staff of manufacturing unit A is Rs. 3885 and that of

manufacturing unit B Rs. 3900, we can not essentially conclude that the employees of

manufacturing unit B are higher off as a result of in manufacturing unit B there could also be a lot better

dispersion within the distribution of wages. The examine of dispersion is of

nice significance in follow as might effectively be appreciated from the

following instance:

**Collection A Collection B Collection C **

100 100 1

100 105 489

100 102 2

100 103 3

100 90 5

Complete 500 500 500

*x *

^{100 100 100 }

Since arithmetic imply is similar in all

three collection, one is prone to conclude that these collection are alike

in nature. However an in depth examination shall reveal that distributions differ extensively from each other. In collection A, (In Field-3.1) every merchandise is completely represented by the arithmetic imply or in different phrases not one of the objects of collection A deviates from the

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arithmetic imply and therefore there is no such thing as a

dispersion. In collection B, just one merchandise is completely represented by the

arithmetic imply and the opposite objects differ however the variation may be very small

as in comparison with collection C. In collection C. not a single merchandise is represented by

the arithmetic imply and the objects differ extensively from each other. In collection

C, dispersion is far better in comparison with collection B. Equally, we could

have two teams of labourers with the identical imply wage and but their

distributions could differ extensively. The imply wage might not be so essential

a attribute because the variation of the objects from the imply. To the

scholar of social affairs the imply revenue just isn’t so vitally essential as

to understand how this revenue is distributed. Are a big quantity receiving the

imply revenue or are there just a few with huge incomes and thousands and thousands with incomes

far beneath the imply? The three figures given in Field 3.1 symbolize

frequency distributions with among the traits. The 2 curves

in diagram (a) symbolize two distractions with the identical imply *X *,

however with totally different dispersions. The 2 curves in (b) symbolize two

distributions with the identical dispersion however with unequal means *X *_{l} and *X
*

_{2}, (c) represents two distributions with unequal

dispersion. The measures of central tendency are, subsequently inadequate.

They have to be supported and supplemented with different measures.

Within the current chapter, we will be

particularly involved with the measures of variability or unfold or

dispersion. A measure of variation or dispersion is one which measures the

extent to which there are variations between particular person statement and

some central or common worth. In measuring variation we will be fascinated about

the quantity of the variation or its diploma however not within the course. For

instance, a measure of 6 inches beneath the imply has simply as a lot dispersion

as a measure of six inches above the imply.

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Actually that means of dispersion is

‘scatteredness’. Common or the measures of central tendency offers us an

thought of the focus of the observations in regards to the central a part of

the distribution. If we all know the typical alone, we can not type a whole

thought in regards to the distribution. However with the assistance of dispersion, we’ve got an

thought about homogeneity or heterogeneity of the distribution.

**3.3 SIGNIFICANCE AND PROPERTIES OF
MEASURING VARIATION **

** **Measures

of variation are wanted for 4 fundamental functions:

1. Measures of variation level out as to how

far a mean is consultant of the mass. When dispersion is small,

the typical is a typical worth within the sense that it intently represents

the person worth and it’s dependable within the sense that it’s a good

estimate of the typical within the corresponding universe. On the opposite hand,

when dispersion is massive, the typical just isn’t so typical, and until the

pattern may be very massive, the typical could also be fairly unreliable.

2. One other goal of measuring dispersion is

to find out nature and reason behind variation with a purpose to management the

variation itself. In issues of well being variations in physique temperature,

pulse beat and blood strain are the fundamental guides to prognosis.

Prescribed therapy is designed to manage their variation. In

industrial manufacturing environment friendly operation requires management of high quality

variation the causes of that are sought by means of inspection is fundamental to

the management of causes of variation. In social sciences a particular drawback

requiring the measurement of variability is the measurement of

“inequality” of the distribution of revenue or wealth

and so forth.

3. Measures of dispersion allow a comparability

to be product of two or extra collection with regard to their variability. The

examine of variation may additionally be regarded

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upon as a way of figuring out uniformity of

consistency. A excessive diploma of variation would imply little uniformity or

consistency whereas a low diploma of variation would imply nice uniformity

or consistency.

4. Many highly effective analytical instruments in

statistics reminiscent of correlation evaluation. the testing of speculation,

evaluation of variance, the statistical high quality management, regression

evaluation relies on measures of variation of 1 variety or one other. A very good

measure of dispersion ought to possess the next properties

1. It needs to be easy to grasp.

2. It needs to be simple to compute.

3. It needs to be rigidly outlined.

4. It needs to be primarily based on every merchandise of the

distribution.

5. It needs to be amenable to additional algebraic

therapy.

6. It ought to have sampling

stability.

**7. **Excessive

objects mustn’t unduly have an effect on it.

**3.4 MEAURES OF DISPERSION **

There are 5 measures of dispersion: Vary,

Inter-quartile vary or Quartile Deviation, Imply deviation, Commonplace

Deviation, and Lorenz curve. Amongst them, the first 4 are mathematical

strategies and the final one is the graphical methodology. These are mentioned in

the following paragraphs with appropriate examples.

**3.5 RANGE **

The best measure of dispersion is the

vary, which is the distinction between the most worth and the minimal

worth of information.

**Instance 3.1**: Discover

the vary for the next three units of information:

Set 1: 05 15 15 05 15 05 15 15 15 15

Set 2: 8 7 15 11 12 5 13 11 15 9

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Set 3: 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 **Answer: **In every of those three units, the very best quantity is 15 and

the bottom quantity is 5. For the reason that vary is the distinction between the

most worth and the minimal worth of the info, it’s 10 in every case.

However the vary fails to provide any thought in regards to the dispersal or unfold of the

collection between the very best and the bottom worth. This turns into evident

from the above information.

In a frequency distribution, vary is

calculated by taking the distinction between the higher restrict of the

highest class and the decrease restrict of the bottom class. **Instance 3.2: **Discover

the vary for the next frequency distribution:

**Measurement of Merchandise Frequency **

20- 40 7

40- 60 11

60- 80 30

80-100 17

100-120 5

**Complete 70 **

**Answer: **Right here, the higher restrict of the very best class is 120 and the

decrease restrict of the lowest class is 20. Therefore, the vary is 120 – 20 =

100. Observe that the vary just isn’t influenced by the frequencies.

Symbolically, the vary is calculated b the system L – S, the place L is the

largest worth and S is the smallest worth in a distribution. The

coefficient of vary is calculated by the system: (L-S)/ (L+S). That is the

relative measure. The coefficient of the vary in respect of the sooner

instance having three units of information is: 0.5.The coefficient of vary is

extra acceptable for functions of comparability as will probably be evident from the

following instance:

**Instance 3.3: **Calculate the coefficient of vary individually

for the 2 units of information given beneath:

Set 1 8 10 20 9 15 10 13 28 Set 2 30 35

42 50 32 49 39 33

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**Answer: **It may be seen that the vary in each the units of information is

the identical: Set 1 28 – 8 = 20

Set 2 50 – 30 = 20

Coefficient of vary in Set 1 is:

__28 – 8 __=

0.55

28+8

Coefficient of vary in set 2 is:

__50 – 30 __ 50

+30

= 0.25

__3.5.1 LIMITATIONS OF RANGE__** **

** **There

are some limitations of vary, that are as follows:

1. It’s primarily based solely on two objects and doesn’t

cowl all of the objects in a distribution. 2. It’s topic to large

fluctuations from pattern to pattern primarily based on the identical

inhabitants.

3. It fails to provide any thought in regards to the

sample of distribution. This was evident from the info given in Examples

1 and three.

4. Lastly, within the case of open-ended

distributions, it isn’t potential to compute the vary.

Regardless of these limitations of the vary, it’s

primarily utilized in conditions the place one desires to shortly have some thought of

the variability or’ a set of information. When the pattern dimension is very small,

the vary is taken into account fairly sufficient measure of the variability. Thus,

it is extensively utilized in high quality management the place a steady test on the

variability of uncooked supplies or completed merchandise is required. The vary is

additionally an appropriate measure in climate forecast. The meteorological

division makes use of the vary by giving the most and the minimal temperatures.

This info is kind of helpful to the frequent man, as he can know the

extent of potential variation within the temperature on a explicit

day.

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**3.6 INTERQUARTILE RANGE OR QUARTILE
DEVIATION **The

interquartile vary or the quartile deviation is a greater measure of variation

in a distribution than the vary. Right here, avoiding the 25 p.c of the

distribution at each the ends makes use of the center 50 p.c of the

distribution. In different phrases, the interquartile vary denotes the distinction

between the third quartile and the primary quartile.

Symbolically, interquartile vary = Q_{3}– Q_{l}

Many instances the interquartile vary is diminished

within the type of semi-interquartile vary or quartile deviation as proven

beneath:

Semi interquartile vary or Quartile deviation = (Q_{3} – Q_{l})/2

When quartile deviation is small, it means

that there’s a small deviation within the central 50 p.c objects. In

distinction, if the quartile deviation is excessive, it exhibits that the central 50

p.c objects have a big variation. It could be famous that in a symmetrical

distribution, the 2 quartiles, that’s, Q3 and QI are equidistant from the

median. Symbolically,

M-Q_{I} = Q_{3}-M

Nonetheless, that is seldom the case as most of

the enterprise and financial information are asymmetrical. However, one can assume that

roughly 50 p.c of the observations are contained within the

interquartile vary. It could be famous that interquartile vary or the

quartile deviation is an absolute measure of dispersion. It may be became

a relative measure of dispersion as follows:

Coefficient of QD

=

__Q___{3}__ ____–Q____ _{1}__ Q

_{3}+Q

_{1}

The computation of a quartile deviation is

quite simple, involving the computation of higher and decrease quartiles. As

the computation of the 2 quartiles has already been defined within the

previous chapter, it isn’t tried right here.

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3.6.1 **MERITS OF QUARTILE DEVIATION **

** **The

following deserves are entertained by quartile deviation:

1. As in comparison with vary, it’s thought of a

superior measure of dispersion. 2. Within the case of open-ended

distribution, it’s fairly appropriate.

3. Since it isn’t influenced by the acute

values in a distribution, it’s notably appropriate in extremely skewed or

erratic distributions.

**3.6.2 LIMITATIONS OF QUARTILE DEVIATION **

1. Just like the vary, it fails to cowl all of the objects in a

distribution.

2. It isn’t amenable to mathematical

manipulation.

3. It varies extensively from pattern to pattern

primarily based on the identical inhabitants. 4. Since it’s a positional common, it’s

not thought of as a measure of dispersion. It merely exhibits a distance on

scale and never a scatter round a mean. In view of the above-mentioned

limitations, the interquartile vary or the quartile deviation has a

restricted sensible utility.

**3.7 MEAN DEVIATION **

The imply deviation is often known as the

common deviation. Because the identify implies, it’s the typical of absolute

quantities by which the person objects deviate from the imply. For the reason that

optimistic deviations from the imply are equal to the destructive deviations,

whereas computing the imply deviation, we ignore optimistic and destructive indicators.

Symbolically,

__∑__^{| x |} The place MD = imply deviation, |x| = deviation of an

merchandise MD = _{n}* *

from the imply ignoring optimistic and destructive

indicators, *n *= the whole variety of observations.

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**Instance 3.4: **

__Measurement of Merchandise Frequency __** **

2-4 20

4-6 40

6-8 30

8-10 10

**Answer: **

^{Measurement of Merchandise Mid-points (m) Frequency (f) fm }d from *x *^{f |d| }

__2-4 3 20 60 -2.6 52 __

__4-6 5 40 200 -0.6 24 __

__6-8 7 30 210 1.4 42 __

__8-10 9 10 90 3.4 34 __

__Complete 100 560__** 152**

^{560 }_{= }_{= }__∑___{n}*fm *

*x ***= **5.6

100

^{| | 152 }_{= }_{= }__∑___{n}*f
d *

* *MD ( *x
*

**) =**1.52

100

__3.7.1 MERITS OF MEAN DEVIATION__** **

1. A serious benefit of imply deviation is

that it’s easy to grasp and simple to calculate.

2. It takes into consideration every

merchandise within the distribution. Consequently, a change within the worth of any merchandise

may have its impact on the magnitude of imply deviation.

3. The values of maximum objects have much less

impact on the worth of the imply deviation.

4. As deviations are taken from a central

worth, it’s potential to have significant comparisons of the formation of

totally different distributions.

__3.7.2 LIMITATIONS OF MEAN DEVIATION__** **

1. It isn’t able to additional algebraic

therapy.

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2. At instances it could fail to provide correct

outcomes. The imply deviation offers finest outcomes when deviations are taken

from the median as an alternative of from the imply. However in a collection, which has large

variations within the objects, median just isn’t a passable measure.

3. Strictly on mathematical concerns,

the tactic is improper because it ignores the algebraic indicators when the deviations

are taken from the imply.

In view of those limitations, it’s seldom

utilized in enterprise research. A greater measure referred to as the usual

deviation is extra steadily used.

**3.8 STANDARD DEVIATION **

The usual deviation is much like the imply

deviation in that right here too the deviations are measured from the imply. At

the identical time, the usual deviation is most popular to the imply deviation

or the quartile deviation or the vary as a result of it has fascinating

mathematical properties.

Earlier than defining the idea of the usual

deviation, we introduce one other idea viz. variance.

**Instance 3.5: **

X __X-____μ ____(X-____μ____)__^{2}

__20 20-18=12 4 __

__15 15-18= -3 9 __

__19 19-18 = 1 1 __

__24 24-18 = 6 36 __

__16 16-18 = -2 4 __

__14 14-18 = -4 16 __

__108 Complete 70 __** **

**Answer: **

^{Imply = }_{6}^{108} =

18

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The second column exhibits the deviations from

the imply. The third or the final column exhibits the squared deviations, the

sum of which is 70. The arithmetic imply of the squared deviations

is:

__∑ __^{x }^{− }^{2}

_{ }( )

*N *

^{μ }= 70/6=11.67 approx.

This imply of the squared deviations is understood

because the variance. It could be famous that this variance is described by

totally different phrases which are used interchangeably: the variance of the

distribution X; the variance of X; the variance of the distribution; and simply

merely, the variance.

__∑ __^{x }^{− }^{2}

_{Symbolically, Var (X) = }( )

μ

*N *

^{x }__∑ ___{i }^{− }=^{2}

_{Additionally it is written as }( )

σ

_{2 }μ *N *

The place σ^{2} (referred to as sigma squared) is used to indicate the

variance.

Though the variance is a measure of

dispersion, the unit of its measurement is (factors). If a distribution

pertains to revenue of households then the variance is (Rs)^{2} and

not rupees. Equally, if one other distribution pertains to marks of scholars,

then the unit of variance is (marks)^{2}. To

overcome this inadequacy, the sq. root of variance is taken, which

yields a greater measure of dispersion referred to as the usual deviation.

Taking our earlier instance of particular person observations, we take the sq. root

of the variance

SD or σ = *Variance *= 11

= 3.42 factors .67

^{x }__∑ __* _{i }*−

^{2 }μ

Symbolically,