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7.4: Review Questions

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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Line Graphs and Scatter Plots

Show all work necessary to answer each question.

Section A – All questions in this section are selected response.

  1. What term is used to describe a data set in which all points between 2 consecutive points are meaningful?
    1. discrete data
    2. continuous data
    3. random data
    4. fractional data
  2. What is the correlation of a scatter plot that has few points that are not bunched together?
    1. strong
    2. no correlation
    3. weak
    4. negative
  3. Which of the following calculations will create the line of best fit on the TI-83?
    1. quadratic regression
    2. cubic regression
    3. exponential regression
    4. linear regression (ax+b)
  4. What type of variable is represented by the number of pets owned by families?
    1. qualitative
    2. quantitative
    3. independent
    4. continuous
  5. What term is used to define the connection between 2 data sets?
    1. relationship
    2. scatter plot
    3. correlation
    4. discrete
  6. What type of data, when plotted on a graph, does not have the points joined?
    1. discrete data
    2. continuous data
    3. random data
    4. independent data
  7. What name is given to a graph that shows change over time, with points that are joined but have no defined slope?
    1. linear graph
    2. broken-line graph
    3. scatter plot
    4. line of best fit

Section B – All questions in this section are long answer questions. Be sure to show all of the work necessary to arrive at the correct answer.

  1. Select the best descriptions for the following variables and indicate your selections by marking an ‘x’ in the appropriate boxes.
Variable Quantitative Qualitative Discrete Continuous
Men’s favorite TV shows
Salaries of baseball players
Number of children in a family
Favorite color of cars
Number of hours worked weekly
  1. Describe the correlation of each of the following graphs:
  2. Answer the questions below for the following broken-line graph, which shows the distance, over time, of a bus from the bus depot.
    1. What was the fastest speed of the bus?
    2. How many times did the bus stop on its trip? (Do not count the beginning and the end of the trip.)
    3. What was the initial distance of the bus from the bus depot?
    4. What was the total distance traveled by the bus?
  3. The following table represents the sales of Volkswagen Beetles in Iowa between 1994 and 2003:
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Beetles Sold 50 60 55 50 70 65 75 65 80 90

(a) Create a scatter plot and draw the line of best fit for the data. Hint: Let 0 = 1994, 1 = 1995, etc.

(b) Use the graph to predict the number of Beetles that will be sold in Iowa in the year 2007.

(c) Describe the correlation for the above graph.

  1. You are selling your motorcycle, and you decide to advertise it on the Internet on Walton’s Web Ads. He has 3 plans from which you may choose. The plans are shown on the following graph. Use the graph and explain when it is best to use each plan.
  2. The data below gives the fuel efficiency of cars with the same-sized engines when driven at various speeds. Speed (m/h) 32647742825772Fuel Efficiency (m/gal)40272437223628
    1. Draw a scatter plot and a line of best fit. (You may use technology.)
    2. If a car were traveling at a speed of 47 m/h, estimate the fuel efficiency of the car.
    3. If a car has a fuel efficiency of 29 m/gal, estimate the speed of the car.
  3. For the following broken-line graph, write a story to accompany the graph, and provide a detailed description of the events that are occurring.
  4. Plot the following points on a scatter plot, with m as the independent variable and n as the dependent variable. Number both axes from 0 to 20. If a correlation exists between the values of m and n, describe the correlation (strong negative, weak positive, etc.).
    1. m514210164182811n 613410157165812
    2. m1331892015610214n 7149167131013319

Pie Charts, Bar Graphs, Histograms, and Stem-and-Leaf Plots

Section A – All questions in this section are selected response. Circle the correct answer.

  1. In the following stem-and-leaf plot that represents the ages of 23 people waiting in line at Tim Horton’s, how many people were older than 32?
    1. 4
    2. 12
    3. 14
    4. 11

The above histogram shows data collected during a recent fishing derby. The number of fish caught is being compared to the size of the fish caught. How many fish caught were between 20 cm and 29 cm in length?

(a) 3

(b) 11

(c) 25

(d) 6

  1. What name is given to a distribution that has 2 peaks of the same height?
    1. uniform
    2. unimodal
    3. bimodal
    4. discrete
  2. What is the midpoint of the bin [14.5-23.5)?
    1. 19
    2. 4.5
    3. 18.5
    4. 38
  3. The following stem-and-leaf plot shows the cholesterol levels of a random number of students. These values range from 2.3 to 8.9. What percentage of the students have levels between 5.0 and 7.1, inclusive?
    1. 6 %
    2. 20%
    3. 24%
    4. 28%
  4. What is the dependent variable in the following relationship? The time it takes to run the 100 yard dash and the fitness level of the runner.
    1. fitness level
    2. time
    3. length of the track
    4. age of the runner
  5. What name is given to the graph that uses lines to join the midpoints of the classes?
    1. bar graph
    2. stem-and-leaf
    3. histogram
    4. frequency polygon
  6. What is the mode of the following data set displayed in a stem-and-leaf plot?
    1. 32
    2. 41
    3. 7
    4. 23

How many of the above people have less than $800 in the bank?

(a) 2

(b) 4

(c) 3

(d) 6

  1. On a recent math test, 9 students out of the 25 who took the test scored above 85. What percentage of the students scored above 85?
    1. 0.36%
    2. 3.6%
    3. 360%
    4. 36%

Section B – All questions in this section are long-answer questions. Be sure to show all of the work necessary to arrive at the correct answer.

  1. Construct a stem-and-leaf plot for the following data values: 20123938185849596650233243536735291342553719382246719 651538
  2. The following pie chart represents the time spent doing various activities during one day. Using the pie chart, supply a possible activity that may be represented by each of the percentages shown in the chart.
  3. Just like Presidents of the United States, Canadian Prime Ministers must be sworn into office. The following data represents the ages of 22 Canadian Prime Ministers when they were sworn into office. Construct a stem-and-leaf plot to represent the ages, and list 4 facts that you know from the graph. 52746039654655665451704769475746486661594645
  4. A questionnaire on the makes of people's vehicles showed the following responses from 30 participants. Construct a frequency distribution and a bar graph to represent the data. (F = Ford, H = Honda, V = Volkswagen, M = Mazda) FMMMVMFMFVHHFVFHHFMMVHMVVFVHMF
  5. The following histogram displays the heights of students in a classroom: Use the information represented in the histogram to answer the following questions:
    1. How many students were in the class?
    2. How many students were over 60 inches in height?
    3. How many students had a height between 54 in and 62 in?
    4. Is the distribution unimodal or bimodal? How do you know?
  6. The following frequency polygon represents the weights of players who all participated in the same sport. Use the polygon to answer the following questions:
    1. How many players played the sport?
    2. What was the most common weight for the players?
    3. What sport do you think the players may have been playing?
    4. What do the weights of 55 kg and 105 kg represent?
    5. What 2 weights have no recorded players weighing those amounts?
  7. The following pie chart, which is incomplete, shows the extracurricular activities for 200 high school students: Use the pie chart to answer the following questions:
    1. What makes the above pie chart incomplete?
    2. How many students participated in sports?
    3. How many students do CMT?
    4. How many students participate in volunteer activities after school?
    5. Construct the pie chart so that it shows percentages and not degrees.
  8. The following data represents the results of a test taken by a group of students: 955670835966885250776980547568785164556774577353 Construct a frequency distribution table using a bin size of 10 and display the results in a properly labeled histogram.
  9. Using the data for question 8, use technology to construct the histogram.
  10. In a few sentences, explain the type of graph that you find most helpful for interpreting data.

Box-and-Whisker Plots

Section A – All questions in this section are selected response.

  1. Which of the following is not a part of the five-number summary?
    1. Q1 and Q3
    2. the mean
    3. the median
    4. minimum and maximum values
  2. What percent of the data is contained in the box of a box-and-whisker plot?
    1. 25%
    2. 100%
    3. 50%
    4. 75%
  3. What name is given to the horizontal lines to the left and right of the box of a box-and-whisker plot?
    1. axis
    2. whisker
    3. range
    4. plane
  4. What term describes the distribution of a data set if the median of the data set is located to the left of the center of the box in a box-and-whisker plot?
    1. positively skewed
    2. negatively skewed
    3. approximately symmetric
    4. not skewed
  5. What 2 values of the five-number summary are connected with 2 horizontal lines on a box-and-whisker plot?
    1. Minimum value and the median
    2. Maximum value and the median
    3. Minimum and maximum values
    4. Q1 and Q3

Section B - Show all work necessary to answer each question.

  1. For the following data sets, determine the five-number summaries:
    1. 74, 69, 83, 79, 60, 75, 67, 71
    2. 6, 9, 3, 12, 11, 9, 15, 5, 7
  2. For each of the following box-and-whisker plots, list the five-number summary and comment on the distribution of the data:
  3. The following data represents the number of coins that 12 randomly selected people had in their piggy banks: 3558294410439723450416454 Construct a box-and-whisker plot for the above data.
  4. The following data represent the time (in minutes) that each of 20 people waited in line at a local book store to purchase the latest Harry Potter book: 1585 1014172123619313430313221725516 Construct a box-and-whisker plot for the above data. Are the data skewed in any direction?
  5. Firman’s Fitness Factory is a new gym that offers reasonably-priced family packages. The following table represents the number of family packages sold during the opening month: 242131282927222730322635242234302824322732282732232032283234 Construct a box-and-whisker plot for the data. Are the data symmetric or skewed?
  6. The following data represents the number of flat-screen televisions assembled at a local electronics company for a sample of 28 days: 48555144594947455156505753554749515456544750535255515948 Using technology, construct a box-and-whisker plot for the data. What are the values for the five-number summary?
  7. Construct a box-and-whisker plot to represent the average number of sick days used by 9 employees of a large industrial plant. The numbers of sick days are as follows: 393118342522322322
  8. Shown below is the number of new stage shows that appeared in Las Vegas for each of the past several years. Construct a box-and-whisker plot for the data and comment of the shape of the distribution. 3129343038403638323935
  9. The following data represent the average snowfall (in centimeters) for 18 Canadian cities for the month of January. Construct a box-and-whisker plot to model the data. Is the data skewed? Justify your answer.
Name of City Amount of Snow(cm)
Calgary 123.4
Charlottetown 74.5
Edmonton 80.6
Fredericton 73.8
Halifax 64.0
Labrador City 110.4
Moncton 82.4
Montreal 63.6
Ottawa 48.9
Quebec City 53.8
Regina 35.9
Saskatoon 25.4
St. John’s 97.5
Sydney 44.2
Toronto 21.8
Vancouver 12.8
Victoria 8.3
Winnipeg 76.2
  1. Using the procedure outlined in this chapter, check the following data sets for outliers:
    1. 25, 33, 55, 32, 17, 19, 15, 18, 21
    2. 149, 123, 126, 122, 129, 120

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