I made a distribution of 15 apartment rents in my neighborhood. One apartment had a higher rent than all the others, and this outlier caused the mean rent to be higher than the median rent. Does this make sense because the outlier with a large value increases the mean, but does not affect the median?

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Answer:Yes this makes senseStep-by-step explanation:When their is one outlier it makes the average spike which can present misleading data while with median the outlier is left relatively unaffected.