# 6.   Find the mean deviation about the mean.   $\small \\x_i\hspace{1cm}10\hspace{1cm}30\hspace{1cm}50\hspace{1cm}70\hspace{1cm}90\\\small f_i\hspace{1cm}4\hspace{1.1cm}24\hspace{1.1cm}28\hspace{1.1cm}16\hspace{1.2cm}8$

 $x_i$ $f_i$ $f_ix_i$ $|x_i - \overline{x}|$ $f_i|x_i - \overline{x}|$ 10 4 40 40 160 30 24 720 20 480 50 28 1400 0 0 70 16 1120 20 320 90 8 720 40 320 $\sum{f_i}$ = 80 $\sum f_ix_i$ = 4000 $\sum f_i|x_i - \overline{x}|$ =1280

$N = \sum_{i=1}^{5}{f_i} = 80 ; \sum_{i=1}^{5}{f_ix_i} = 4000$

$\overline{x} = \frac{1}{N}\sum_{i=1}^{n}f_ix_i = \frac{4000}{80} = 50$

Now, we calculate the absolute values of the deviations from mean, $|x_i - \overline{x}|$  and

$\sum f_i|x_i - \overline{x}|$ = 1280

$\therefore$ $M.D.(\overline{x}) = \frac{1}{80}\sum_{i=1}^{5}f_i|x_i - \overline{x}|$

$= \frac{1280}{80} = 16$

Hence, the mean deviation about the mean is 16

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