In 2012, Toyota claimed to have the most fuel efficient passenger car fleet. Based on mileage estimates from Edmunds.com, the table below shows the mileage of passenger vehicles manufactured by Toyota.
|Vehicle||Miles per Gallon|
|Camry Hybrid LE – 2.5 liter, automatic||41|
|Camry Hybrid XLE – 2.5 liter, automatic||40|
|Yaris – 1.5 liter, manual||33|
|Yaris – 1.5 liter, automatic||32|
|Corolla – 1.8 liter, manual||30|
|Corolla – 1.8 liter, automatic||29|
|Camry – 2.5 liter, automatic||28|
|Camry – 3.5 liter, automatic||25|
|Avalon – 3.5 liter, automatic||23|
Use this table to find the mean miles per gallon for Toyota passenger vehicles in 2012.
Solution To find the mean using Excel, we’ll use the spreadsheet command AVERAGE.
1. Enter the data from the table into the different cells in the spreadsheet. Column A is not required, but is useful.
2. Click on cell B13. This is where we will place the mean of the data. Type =AVERAGE( as shown to the right. The command will be shown in the cell as well as the function bar. To indicate the location of the data, type B2:B11. You can also click in cell B2, hold the left mouse button down and drag the cursor to cell B11. Type ) to complete the command.
3. Press Enter to calculate the mean of the data.