Note: Homework Hints are given only for the Level 1 and Level 2 problems.
However, as you go through the book be sure you look at all the examples in the text. If you need hints for the Level 3 problems, check some sources for help on the internet (see the LINKS for that particular section. As a last resort, you can call the author at (707) 829-0606.
On the other hand, the problems designated “Problem Solving” generally require techniques that do not have textbook examples.
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There are many problems throughout the text labeled IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Just relax; do not be afraid to give your opinion. For the most part, these questions do not have “right” or “wrong” answers. You should spend about five minutes in answering each of these questions.
These problems are included to test your understanding of the terms standard deviation and variance.
As you are working these problems pay attention to the differences among the mean, median, and mode. See Example 1 for some help working these problems.
Create a box plot as shown in Example 7.
See Example 6 for the range and Example 8 for the standard deviation. It would be helpful to have a calculator when working these problems.
Look for a pattern to answer this question.
This counter-intuitive problem shows that you need to be careful when working with averages.
See Example 3.
See Example 3 for the mean, median, and mode, and Example 6 for the range.
See Example 3.
See Example 1.
Begin by finding the mean, median, and mode, and then answer the questions asked. Next, look at your answer and look at the graph. Can you deduce the answers to the questions without actually calculating the mean, median, and mode. You should look at Example 2 to help you with this reasoning.
It will help if you use a calculator for this problem. See Example 1.
a. See Example 5.
b. See Example 7.
c. See Example 8 for the standard deviation.
See Example 8; you will need a calculator to work these problems.
See Example 1 for the mean, median, and mode; Example 6 for the range; and Example 8 for the standard deviation.
You will need a pair of dice to work these problems. Roll the dice to gather the data for them. Use Example 1 for the mean, median, and mode; Example 6 for the range; and Example 8 for the standard deviation. Answers will vary each time you perform this experiment.
Use the definition of percentile to answer this question.