"The science of pure mathematics, in its modern developments, may claim to be the most original creation of the human spirit." -- (Alfred North Whitehead, 1861-1947))
Answer: Because he heard that she was the queen of denial.
Reading: Chapter Review (pages 51-53).
Exercises 1.52. 1.53. In each exercise. put the data into a calculator list and get all of the statistics produced by 1-Var Stats. Also, use your calculator to produce box plots and histograms for the data. Sketch these neatly on your homework paper. Write a few intelligent statements relating to your observations.
You are in a summary section for Chapter 1(Sections 1.1 and 1.2).
Make sure you get a good grasp on the concepts ofstandard deviation and variance. The section summary for Section 1.2highlights these and other important concepts.
Shape of data is important: ALWAYS PLOT YOUR DATA.
For distributions that are roughly symmetric:Mean and standard deviation are useful indices.
For distributions that are skewed, mean and standard deviationare less useful. The five-number summary presents a better overallpicture.
LINK TO SECTIONSUMMARIES
LINK TO STATISTICS HOMEPAGE
The Practice of Statistics, by Yates, Moore, McCabe. New York,W.H. Freeman and Company, 1999. (ISBN 0-7167-3370-6)
The Cartoon Guide to Statistics, by Gonick and Smith. NewYork, HarperCollins Publishers, 1993. (ISBN 0-06-273102-5)
How to Lie with Statistics, by Darrell Huff. New York, W.W.Norton & Company, 1982 (ISBN 0-393-09426-X)
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