SAT Math Multiple Choice Question 524: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 524

14. The figure shows the age distribution of homebuyers and the percent of the market each age range makes up in a particular geographic region.

A new real estate agent is deciding which age group she should market toward in order to get the most clients. Which of the following measures of the data would be best for her to use when making this decision?

  • A. Mean
  • B. Mode
  • C. Range
  • D. Median

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

B

Difficulty: Easy

Category: Problem Solving and Data Analysis / Statistics and Probability

Strategic Advice: Think about what the question is asking. The real estate agent wants to figure out which measure of the data (mean, mode, range, or median) is going to be most useful.

Getting to the Answer: The mode of a data set tells you the data point, or in this case the age range, that occurs most often. If the real estate agent markets to the age range that represents the mode, she will be marketing to the largest group of clients possible.

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