# Beta Rovers

Can you find the mode and median number of goals scored by Beta Rovers?

## Problem

Beta Rovers have played fifteen games in their league.

The bar chart shows how many goals they scored in each of their matches.**Can you find the mode and median number of goals scored by ****Beta Rovers?**

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## Getting Started

## Student Solutions

The

**mode**is the most common number of goals scored per match.

On the bar chart, this will be the tallest bar:

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Mode number of goals = 1

The

**median**is the middle value, when the data is in order.

Alpha United played 15 matches, so the middle match is the 8th-lowest-scoring match (which is also the 8th-highest-scoring match), since 7 + 1 + 7 = 15.

So to find the median, we need to find the 8th lowest-scoring match on the bar chart.

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Beta Rovers scored 0 goals in match 1, and 1 goal per match in the next 6 lowest-scoring matches (so matches 2 to 7). So in match number 8 they scored 2 goals, so the median is 2.

Check: 2 matches with 4 goals each, 4 matches with 3 goals each and the other match with 2 goals adds up to 7 matches.