An integral part of doing business in the dotcom culture of the late 1990s was frequenting the party circuit centered in San Francisco. Here high-tech companies threw as many as five parties a night to recruit or retain talented workers in a highly competitive job market. With as many as 700 guests at a single party, the food and booze flowed, with an average alcohol cost per guest of $15–$18 and an average food bill of $75–$150. A sample of guests at a dot-com party yielded the preceding data on number of alcoholic drinks consumed per person.
a. Find the mean, median, and mode of these data.
b. Which measure of center do you think is best here? Explain your answer.

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