# What is a five number summary?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 29, 2018

A **five-number summary** is the 5 values from the data displayed on a boxplot/box-and-whisker plot.

#### Explanation:

The **five-number summary** consists of:

**Minumum**: lowest value/observation**Lower quartile or Q1**: "median" of the lower half of data; lies at 25% of data**Median**: middle value/observation**Higher quartile or Q3**: "median" of the upper half of data; lies at 75% of data**Maximum**: highest value/observation

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