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Mean and median are both measures of central tendency. Identify which is more resistant to outliers, and which is more sensitive to outliers. Explain your reasoning.

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The measure of central tendency that is more resistant to outlier is the median. Median is not affected by extreme values because it is the middle value in a data set. The measure of central tendency that is more sensitive to outlier is the mean. Mean is directly affected by extreme values because it is the average of all values in a data set.

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