## What is Central Tendency?

Measures of central tendency are summary statistics that represent the center point or typical value of a dataset. Examples of these measures include the mean, median, and mode. These statistics indicate where most values in a distribution fall and are also referred to as the central location of a distribution. You can think of central tendency as the propensity for data points to cluster around a middle value.

In statistics, the mean, median, and mode are the three most common measures of central tendency. Each one calculates the central point using a different method. Choosing the best measure of central tendency depends on the type of data you have. In this post, I explore the mean, median, and mode as measures of central tendency, show you how to calculate them, and how to determine which one is best for your data.

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