# Basic statistics and Graphs

2. The Degree of Reading Power (DRP) test is often used to measure the reading ability of children. Here are the DRP scores of 44 third-grade students, measured during research on ways to improve reading performance:

40, 26, 39, 14, 42, 18, 25, 43, 46, 27, 19, 47, 19, 26, 35, 34, 15, 44, 40, 38, 31, 46, 52, 25, 35, 35, 33, 29, 34, 41, 49, 28 52, 47, 35, 48, 22, 33, 41, 51, 14, 54, 45.

Make a histogram using Microsoft Excel. Then do a stemplot. Which graph would you prefer and why? Describe the main features of the distribution.

3. Here's the distribution of marital status for all Americans age 18 and over:

Marital Status Count (millions) Percent

Never married 43.9 22.9

Married 116.7 60.9

Widowed 13.4 7.0

Divorced 17.6 9.2

a. Make a bar graph of the given data set.

b. Make a pie chart of the given data set.

c. Compare both graphs and interpret your result

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Stem &Leaf

Frequency Stem Leaf

6 1 4 4 5 8 9 9

8 2 2 5 5 6 6 7 8 9

11 3 1 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 8 9

14 4 0 0 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 7 7 8 9

4 5 1 2 2 4

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The histogram and Stem & Leaf plot gives and idea about the distribution of DRP scores. The distribution is more or ...

#### Solution Summary

Step by step method for computing test Basic statistics and Graphs given in the answer.