Distributions and Comparing Data Project
Round all answers to the nearest tenth. Present your work in a neat, legible way. Show all work.
Given the data set (16 values):
8, 6, 10, 5, 7, 1, 6, 11, 5, 13, 14, 8, 11, 9, 8, 6
1. Create a histogram and a box plot to represent this data set. What is the shape of the data
representation? Explain your reasoning.
2. Which measure of center and spread would you use to represent this data? Explain your reasoning.
3. Use a random number generator to generate a set of 15 numbers between 1 and 20. Create a
histogram and box plot to represent your data set. Calculate measures of center and spread. Which
measure of center and spread would you use to represent your data?
For questions 6-9 refer to the box plots (Assume their positions are on same number line). Write your
4. Which class(es) appear to have the most consistent scores? Explain your reasoning,