**Question : The accompanying table shows a portion of **

The accompanying table shows a portion of the number of cases of car thefts for the 50 states during 2010.

State ………………………………………………………………………………………………… Car Theft

Alabama …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 658

Alaska ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 280

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Wyoming …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 84

a. Calculate the mean, the median, and the mode for the number of car thefts.

b. Use z-scores to determine if there are any outliers in the data. Are you surprised by the result?