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# Determine whether the given value is a statistic or a parameter.

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Determine whether the given value is a statistic or a parameter.

a) A researcher determines that 42.7% of all downtown office buildings have ventilation problems. Is this a statistic or a parameter; explain your answer.

b) After taking the first exam, 15 of the students dropped the class. Is this a statistic or a parameter; explain your answer.

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This solution briefly explains the difference between a statistic and a parameter with reference to the two examples.

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a. Parameter

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The research covers all the downtown office buildings and the result is ...

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