The median is indicated by the vertical line that runs down the

**center**of the box. In the**boxplot**above, the median is between 4 and 6, around 5. Additionally,**boxplots**display two common measures of the variability or spread in a data set.Thereof, what does the line in a box plot mean?

**Box Plot**: Display of Distribution. The

**box plot**(a.k.a.

**box**and whisker

**diagram**) is a standardized way of displaying the distribution of data based on the five number summary: minimum, first quartile, median, third quartile, and maximum.

What is a whisker plot?

A box and

**whisker plot**(sometimes called a boxplot) is a graph that presents information from a five-number summary. In a box and**whisker plot**: the ends of the box are the upper and lower quartiles, so the box spans the interquartile range. the median is marked by a vertical line inside the box.How do you know if a box plot is skewed?

A

**boxplot**can show**whether**a data set is symmetric (roughly the same on each side**when**cut down the middle) or**skewed**(lopsided). A symmetric data set shows the median roughly in the middle of the**box**.**If**the longer part of the**box**is to the right (or above) the median, the data is said to be**skewed**right.