I don't understand Mean Absolute Deviation

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May 18th, 2015

MAD is the average distance of a set of data from the mean. this is done by computing the mean or average first,then get the absolute difference of each point from the mean, and average those differences. example:

observation        Mean         Absolute Diff

6                             8                    2

8                             8                     0

10                           8                    2

8                             8                   0

11                           8                   3

6                             8                    2

9                              8                   1

10                            8                  2

5                              8                  3

7                               8                 1

Total                                          16

MAD=   16/10=1.6

May 18th, 2015

Thank You! I just had it explained by my parents! But you were very helpful. This will give me a better visual idea! <3

May 18th, 2015

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