Dec 8, 2016

Describing, Exploring, and Comparing Data — practice test 3A

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, 64 answers
    Problems and solutions in Elementary Statistics — Measures of Center, Measures of Variations, Measures of Relative Standing, Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA)

    Directions:
    Give your answers to the short-answer items. Choose the correct answer for multiple-choice items.

  • Provide an appropriate response.
    • 1. The mean of a data set is  . . . 
      sometimes
      one of the data points in a set of data. Explain your answer by giving at least one example.
      1. never

      2. sometimes
      3. always

    • Possible answer
      The general answer is that the mean is sometimes in a data set. For example, the mean of the data set 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 is 3.

      1. 2. Without calculating the standard deviation, compare the standard deviation for the following data sets. (Note: All data sets have a mean of 30.) Which do you expect to have the largest standard deviation and which do you expect to have the smallest standard deviation? Explain your answers in terms of the formula:

        30, 30, 30, 30, 30, 30, 30, 30, 30, 30
        20, 25, 25, 30, 30, 30, 30, 35, 35, 40
        20, 20, 20, 25, 25, 35, 35, 40, 40, 40

        Possible answer
        The bottom data set would have the largest standard deviation, since its values as a group are farther from 30 than those in the upper data sets. The top data set has the smallest standard deviation, namely 0, since all values are the same, and thereby equal the mean.

        1. 3. Marla scored 85% on her last unit exam in her statistics class. When Marla took the SAT exam, she scored at the 85 percentile in mathematics. Explain the difference in these two scores.

          Possible answer
          Marla’s score of 85% on her statistics exam tells us that Marla knew 85% of the content on that exam. Marla’s percentile score of 85 tells us that her score was better than 85% of the scores of examinees on that test.

          1. 4. The normal monthly precipitation (in inches) for August is listed for 20 different U.S. cities. Find the mean of the data.
            3.5 1.6 2.4 3.7 4.1
            3.9 1.0 3.6 4.2 3.4
            3.7 2.2 1.5 4.2 3.4
            2.7 0.4 3.7 2.0 3.6
            1. 3.27 in.
            2. 2.8 in.
            3. 2.94 in.
            4. 3.09 in.

        2. Find the median for the given sample data.
          • 5. The distances traveled (in miles) to 7 different swim meets are given below:
            12, 18, 31, 46, 69, 71, 85
            Find the median distance traveled.
            1. 46 miles
            2. 69 miles
            3. 47 miles
            4. 31 miles

        3. Find the mode(s) for the given sample data.
          • 6. The weights (in ounces) of 14 different apples are shown below:
            6.8 5.9 5.7 6.5 5.4 6.8 5.9
            4.9 4.8 6.5 6.8 4.9 6.5 4.7
            1. 6.8, 6.5
            2. 6.8
            3. 6.5
            4. None

        4. Find the midrange for the given sample data.
          • 7. Bill kept track of the number of hours he spent exercising each week. The results for 15 weeks are shown below. Find the midrange.
            7.2 6.5 7.2 7.2 7.9
            8.0 6.5 8.2 8.5 7.2
            8.7 6.5 8.0 8.9 7.9
            1. 7.9
            2. 7.6
            3. 7.7
            4. 2.4

          • 8. The heights of a group of professional basketball players are summarized in the frequency distribution below. Find the mean height. Round your answer to one decimal place.

            1. 76.4 in.
            2. 73.5 in
            3. 78.2 in.
            4. 74.6 in.

        5. Solve the problem.
          • 9. Elaine gets quiz grades of 67, 64, and 87. She gets a 84 on her final exam. Find the weighted mean if the quizzes each count for 15% and the final exam counts for 55% of the final grade.
            1. 78.9
            2. 72.1
            3. 78.3
            4. 75.5

          • 10. The mean salary of the female employees of one company is $29,525. The mean salary of the male employees of the same company is $33,470. Can the mean salary of all employees of the company be obtained by finding the mean of $29,525 and $ 33,470?
            Explain your thinking. Under what conditions would the mean of $29,525 and $33,470 yield the mean salary of all employees of the company?

            Possible answer
            In general, the mean salary of all employees of the company cannot be obtained by finding the mean of $29,525 and $33,470 because each of these means typically is obtained by averaging a different number of salaries for male and female employees. The mean $29,525 and $33,470 will yield the mean salary of all employees of the company only if the number of female employees is equal to the number of male employees.

          • Find the range for the given data.
            • 11. The manager of an electrical supply store measured the diameters of the rolls of wire in the inventory. The diameters of the rolls (in m) are listed below.
              0.165 0.114 0.503 0.392 0.579 0.311
              Compute the range.
              1. 0.144
              2. 0.503
              3. 0.146
              4. 0.465

            • 12. Find the variance for these data. Round your answer to one more decimal place than the original data.
              5.0 8.0 4.9 6.8 2.8
              1. 10.26
              2. 3.96
              3. 3.17
              4. 3.86

          • Solve the problem.
            • 13. A distribution of data has a maximum value of 74, a median value of 58, and a minimum of 42. Use the range rule of thumb to find the standard deviation. Round results to the nearest tenth.
              1. 4.3
              2. 6.4
              3. 16.0
              4. 8.0

            • 14. F company performs quality control on its juice bottles. It finds that the volumes of juice in its 16 ounce bottles have a mean of 16.3 ounces and a standard deviation of 0.09 ounces. Use the range rule of thumb to estimate the minimum and maximum “usual” volumes.
              1. 16.21 ounces, 16.39 ounces
              2. 16.12 ounces, 16.48 ounces
              3. 16.03 ounces, 16.57 ounces
              4. 16.07 ounces, 16.17 ounces

          • Use the empirical rule to solve the problem.
            • 15. The amount of Jen’s monthly phone bill is normally distributed with a mean of $75 and a standard deviation of $9. What percentage of her phone bills are between $48 and $102?
              1. 99.74%
              2. 99.99%
              3. 68.26%
              4. 95.44%

          • Find the z-score corresponding to the given value and use the z-score to determine whether the value is unusual. Consider a score to be unusual if its z-score is less than -2.00 or greater than 2.00. Round the z-score to the nearest tenth if necessary.
            • 16. A time for the 100-meter sprint of 15.0 seconds at a school where the mean time for the 100-meter sprint is 17.5 seconds and the standard deviation is 2.1 seconds.
              1. –2.5; unusual
              2. –1.2; unusual
              3. –1.2; not unusual
              4. 1.2; not unusual

          • Determine which score corresponds to the higher relative position.
            • 17. Which is better, a score of 92 on a test with a mean of 71 and a standard deviation of 15, or a score of 688 on a test with a mean of 492 and a standard deviation of 150?
              1. Both scores have the same relative position.
              2. a score of 92
              3. a score of 688

          • Find the percentile for the data point.
            • 18. Data set:
              51 36 48 75 75 75 49;
              data point 51.
              1. 20
              2. 57
              3. 50
              4. 43

          • Provide an appropriate response.
            • 19. If all the values in a data set are converted to z-scores, the shape of the distribution of the z-scores will be the same as the distribution of the original data. True or false?
              1. True
              2. False

          • Construct a boxplot for the given data. Include values of the 5-number summary in all boxplots.
            • 20. The test scores of 40 students are listed below. Construct a boxplot for the data set:
              25 35 43 44 47 48 54 55 56 57
              59 62 63 65 66 68 69 69 71 72
              72 73 74 76 77 77 78 79 80 81
              81 82 83 85 89 92 93 94 97 98


                1. the boxplot C
                2. the boxplot B
                3. the boxplot A
                4. the boxplot D



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