Unit 8, Lesson 11# Deviation from the Mean

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Compare distributions with the same mean but different MADs. Know that MAD measures the average distance from the mean and calculate it for a numerical data set. Understand that mean absolute deviation (MAD) is a measure of variability and that it summarizes with a single number how the data vary. Let's study distances between data points and the mean and see what they tell us.