# The frequency distribution

3. A sample was taken of 25 high school seniors who were planning to go to college. Each of the students was asked which of the following majors he or she intended to choose: business, economics, management information systems (MIS), behavioral sciences (BS), other. The responses of these students are as follows:

Economics MIS Economics Business Business

Business Business Other Other Other

BS BS MIS Other MIS

Other Business MIS Business Other

Economics MIS Other Other MIS

Construct the frequency distribution table for the above majors.

4. The following table gives the frequency distribution of the number of orders received each day during the past 40 days at the office of a mail-order company.

Number of Orders Number of Days

10-12 3

13-15 14

16-18 18

19-21 5

Calculate the mean (show the steps)

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3. Step 1: Count number of responses for each subject

Business - 6

Economics - 3

MIS - 6

BS - 2

Other - 8

Step 2: Using counts construct frequency distribution table.

The frequency distribution table is

Subject Frequency

Business ...

#### Solution Summary

Solutions shows the frequency distribution and calculations of mean.