Example The mean weight of 98 students is
found to be 50 lbs. It is later discovered that the frequency of
the class interval (30 40) was wrongly taken as 8 instead of 10.
Calculate the correct mean.
Solution:
Incorrect mean
\ Incorrect
50 =
Therefore, Incorrect
Now correct
Note that the classmark of class interval (30  40) is 35 and for the calculation of the mean we consider class marks.
\The correct
Also the correct
Therefore, the correct mean
Example The sum of the deviations of 'n'
observation values of a variate from a
constant 'a', is S. Show that the arithmetic mean is .
Solution:
Dividing by n to get the mean
