  # Find the Mean From a Frequency Table

In this worksheet, students will find the mean from a frequency table. Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Statistics

Curriculum subtopic:   Understand Variables, Representation, Measures and Spread

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This activity is about finding a mean average from a frequency table.

Sometimes the data given for finding a mean is in a table.

The table below shows the number of pets owned by 21 different people.

 Number of pets 0 1 2 3 4 Number of people 7 6 5 2 1

The total number of people = 7 + 6 + 5 + 2 + 1 = 21.

From the table:

7 people have 0 pets = total 0 pets

6 people have 1 pet = total 6 pets

5 people have 2 pets = total 10 pets

2 people have 3 pets = total 6 pets

1 person has 4 pets = total 4 pets

Total number of pets = 0 + 6 + 10 + 6 + 4 = 26 pets in total. Mean number of pets  = the total number of pets ÷ the total number of people.

The mean number of pets is 26 ÷ 21 = 1.2 pets per person.

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