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1 Experimental Units Identify the experimental variable as quantitative or qualitative: a. Amount of time it takes to assemble a simple puzzle b. Number of students in a first-grade classroom c. Rating of a newly elected politician (excellent, good, fair, poor) d. State in which a person lives units on which the following variables are measured: a. b. c. d. e. 3 Discrete or Continuous? Identify the following quantitative variables as discrete or continuous: a. Population in a particular area of the United States b.

Will there be sufficient funds for “baby boomers” to collect Social Security benefits? S. 5 Construct a line chart to illustrate the data. What is the effect of stretching and shrinking the vertical axis on the line chart? 9 85 and over (millions) The quantitative variable “85 and over” is measured over five time intervals, creating a time series that you can graph with a line chart. The time intervals are marked on the horizontal axis and the projections on the vertical axis. 8. Notice the marked difference in the vertical scales of the two graphs.

What state produced the most jeans in the group? g. If you want to find out whether the three plants produced equal numbers of jeans, or whether one produced more jeans than the others, how can you use the charts from parts c and d to help you? What conclusions can you draw from these data? 12 Election 2008 During the spring of 2006 the news media were already conducting opinion polls that tracked the fortunes of the major candidates hoping to become the president of the United States. ” The results were based on a sample taken May 16–18, 2006, of 900 registered voters nationwide.

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