The following data represent the numbers of tornadoes that touched down during 1950 to 1994 in the 12 states that had the most tornadoes during this period. The data for these states are given in the following order: CO, FL, IA, IL, KS, LA, MO, MS, NE, OK, SD, TX.
a. Calculate the mean and median for these data.
b. Identify the outlier in this data set. Drop the outlier and recalculate the mean and median. Which of these two summary measures changes by a larger amount when you drop the outlier?
c. Which is the better summary measure for these data, the mean or the median? Explain.

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