Applied Mathematics


What is the range of a set of numbers?

The range of a sample (or data set) is used to characterize the spread or dispersion among observations in a given population, as it is the distance between the highest and lowest numbers. In statistics, it is often (logically) referred to as the statistical range. Numerically, it is represented by the highest score minus the lowest score. For example, for the range of the numbers 34, 84, 48, 65, 92, and 22, the range is 92 - 22 = 70.


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