# SOLUTION: Starting with the data values 70 and 100, add three data values to the sample so that the mean is 74, the median is 85, and the mode is 85.

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 Question 481827: Starting with the data values 70 and 100, add three data values to the sample so that the mean is 74, the median is 85, and the mode is 85.Answer by Edwin McCravy(8909)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!```Sorry I misinterpreted your problem the first time. This is correct: The median of a odd number of numbers is right in the middle. So we just have two blanks to fill in __, 70, 85, __, 100 If these numbers are from smallest to largest, then to make 85 the mode we have to put in another 85, so there will be more 85's than anything else. So now we have: __, 70, 85, 85, 100 Since the mean must be 74, the sum of all 5 numbers has to be 5×74 or 370. The ones we already have add up to 70+85+85+100 = 340 so we have to put 370-340 or 30 in the blank on the far left. So the answer is 30, 70, 85, 85, 100 Edwin```