# 5. Find the mean deviation about the mean.    $\small \\x_i\hspace{1cm}5\hspace{1cm}10\hspace{1cm}15\hspace{1cm}20\hspace{1cm}25\\\small f_i\hspace{1cm}7\hspace{1cm}4\hspace{1.15cm}6\hspace{1.22cm}3\hspace{1.3cm}5$

 $x_i$ $f_i$ $f_ix_i$ $|x_i - \overline{x}|$ $f_i|x_i - \overline{x}|$ 5 7 35 9 63 10 4 40 4 16 15 6 90 1 6 20 3 60 6 18 25 5 125 11 55 $\sum{f_i}$ = 25 $\sum f_ix_i$ = 350 $\sum f_i|x_i - \overline{x}|$ =158

$N = \sum_{i=1}^{5}{f_i} = 25 ; \sum_{i=1}^{5}{f_ix_i} = 350$

$\overline{x} = \frac{1}{N}\sum_{i=1}^{n}f_ix_i = \frac{350}{12} = 14$

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

$\sum f_i|x_i - \overline{x}|$ = 158

$\therefore$ $M.D.(\overline{x}) = \frac{1}{25}\sum_{i=1}^{n}f_i|x_i - \overline{x}|$

$= \frac{158}{25} = 6.32$

Hence, the mean deviation about the mean is 6.32

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