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# Bar Graphs, Pie Graphs and Organizing Data

Problems
1. The monthly principal and interest payments for a mortgage from 1999 to 2004. Use this information to predict the payment for 2005.
Year payment
1999 \$578
2000 613
2001 654
2002 675
2003 706
2004 730
2005 ?

800
700
600
Payment 500
400

300

200

100
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
The year 1999 was almost 600, the year 2000 was a little above 600, 2001 was 650, 2002 was almost 700, 2003 was 700,2004 was a little over 700. 2005 is ?

2. The median earnings of women aged 25 and older who work full time, year round, by educational attainment. Create a bar graph from this information:
Education Earnings
HS Diploma or GED \$23,719
Associate's degree 30,178
Bachelor's degree 38,208
Master's degree 47,049
Doctorate's degree 55,620

3. The following gives the number of Senate members with military service in the 106th U.S. Congress, by branch. Construct a pie chart from this information:
Branch Count
Army 17
Navy 10
Air Force 4
Marines 6
Coast Guard 1
National Guard 2

4. Give a five-number summary for the following: (show work)
7,7,5,4,1,9,8,8,8,5,2

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Problems
The monthly principal and interest payments for a mortgage from 1999 to 2004. Use this information to predict the payment for 2005.
Year payment
1999 \$578
2000 613
2001 654
2002 675
2003 706
2004 730
2005 ?

800
700
600
Payment 500
400

...

#### Solution Summary

This solution explains:

1) How to use given yearly payments to find a formula. Once the formula is known, a future date is used to predict the payment amount.

2) How to construct a pie chart.

3) How to find a five-number summary.

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