Math W50
How Do They Know My Opinion?
Interim 2000

Problems and Exercises

All Problems are from the book Seeing Through Statistics by Jessica Utts unless otherwise marked.

Notation: 	n	manditory problem

		(n)	helper problem

		{n} 	thought problem 

		[n]	ungraded problem

Bracketed problems do not have to be turned in.

Chap	Prob	Description/Notes
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Homework 3:

7	1	stemplot of test scores
	2	five numer summary and stemplot of test scores
	3	histogram for test scores
	[4]	median and mean
	5,6	constructing some examples
	[7]	boxplot and 5-number summary
	12,13	median and mean
	[14-17] thinking about shape
	19	min/max in bell-shaped data
	20 [23]	when to use stemplots, boxplots, histograms
	24	find and describe a data set
	[27]	shape of data sets (make examples)

8	6,7	normal curve basics
	8,9	percentile tails
	12	normal distributions and 5-number summary
	17	election polling
	19	how tall are you?
	20	mean healthy temperature
	[14-18] some extra problems

Homework 4: 9 2 real estate sales pictograms 3 word length frequency 5 rising postal rates -- another problem with graph [6,7] parents/putting -- extra problems 8 violent crime -- getting worse? 9 or 11 find picture [9 TWICE or 11 once] 10 blood types 12 1 can you make a contingency table from this information? 2 rate -> percentage 3 percent -> proportion, risk, odds 4 religion, social activities and death (relative risk) 7 ESP odds 9 seen a ghost? (10) what kind of number? 15,16 pet birds and lung cancer 17 oops, dropped my pencils

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