 ACT Practice Math Questions: Average and Median - dummies

# ACT Practice Math Questions: Average and Median

Statistics are everywhere! In sports, business, science—they’re an inescapable part of modern life. That’s why you can expect to find some questions on the ACT Math exam that will ask you to find or compare the average or median values for a given set of data.

In the following practice questions, you’re asked to find an average of averages and then use a stem and leaf plot to find the median cookie sales for a scout troop.

## Practice questions

1. A statistician for a baseball team calculated that the average batting-average for the 9 starters is 0.252, and the average batting-average for the 11 reserves is 0.225. What is the average batting-average for the whole team?
A. 0.23625
B. 0.23715
C. 0.23850
D. 0.23050
E. 0.24020
The following stem and leaf plot shows the number of boxes of cookies sold by 22 members of a Tiger Scout troop. 2. What was the troop’s median number of cookie boxes sold?
A. 24
B. 25
C. 25.5
D. 26
E. 32    