# Re: Women get more jail time for forgetting kids in cars

• From: wrat@xxxxxxxxx (the wharf rat)
• Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 19:22:21 +0000 (UTC)

In article <WS1ri.8839\$AE4.8145@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
MSNothing <msnothing@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Very telling when they take median instead of average

The median is generally a better measure of central tendency
than the mean unless the distribution closely approximates the normal.

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