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Decide whether mean or mode is a better representative value in the following situations.
(i) A shop keeper, who sells tooth paste tubes of different sizes, wants to decide which size to is be ordered more.
(ii) An invigilator wants to bring sufficient number of additional papers to the examination hall.
(iii) Preparation of the number of laddus for a marriage.
(iv) For finding the favorite cricketer in a class.


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(i) A shop keeper, who sells tooth paste tubes of different sizes, wants to decide which size to is be ordered more.
-Mode. Mode helps to find out the frequency of selling of tooth paste of different sizes.

(ii) An invigilator wants to bring sufficient number of additional papers to the examination hall.
-Median. Median helps to find the average number of additional sheets required in the examination hall

(iii) Preparation of the number of laddus for a marriage.
-Median. Median helps to know the average number of laddus consumed by the attendees in the marriage

(iv) For finding the favorite cricketer in a class.
-Mode. Mode helps to know the consistency in performances of the cricketers in a class. Thus, helps to find the favorite cricketer.

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