# Mean or Median in statistics

**Question description**

You
are planning a party and want to know how many cans of soda to buy. A genie
offers to tell you either the mean number of cans guests will drink or the
median number of cans. Which measure of center should you ask for? Why? To make
your answer concrete, suppose there will be 30 guests and the genie will tell
you either x-bar= 5 cans or M=3 cans. Which of these two measures would best
help you determine how many can you should have on hand?

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