**Measures of central tendency** are numerical summaries used to describe the central or typical value of a dataset.

• They are also called as **measure of location** since they enable us to locate the position or place of the distribution.

## Objective of Measure of Central Tendency:

The objectives of studying the Measure of Central Tendency are:

- to get one single value that represents the entire data.
- to facilitate comparison.
- to help in decision making.
- to help for computing various other statistical measures such as dispersion, skewness, kurtosis etc.

## Types of Measure Central Tendency:

The three main measures of central tendency are: