Despite of certain shortcomings, range is widely used due to its simplicity'

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#1

‘Despite of certain shortcomings, range is widely used due to its simplicity’ In the context of above statement, explain any two merits and demerits of range as a measure of dispersion.


#2

Merits of range are
(i)It is very easy to calculate. Hence, it is considered as the easiest measure of dispersion.
(ii) No, special knowledge is needed while calculating range. -
Demerits of range are
(i) It is an unstable measure of dispersion. It depends upon-the extreme values of the series.
(ii) Range gives no precise knowledge about the formation of series.