# Which measure of central tendency is most sensitive to extreme scores?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 26, 2018

The Median. An extreme score will skew the value to one side or the other.

#### Explanation:

There are three main measures of central tendency: mean, median, and mode.

The median is the value at the middle of a distribution of data when those data are organized from the lowest to the highest value.

It is the ratio of the mean to the median that is most commonly used to identify any skew in the data.

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