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Sales Thousands of Homes Total United Western Price of Home States States under 22 —under 54 —under 64 or over 94 41 Convert these data to relative frequency distributions one for the total United States the other for the western states. Enter C2 into the first line of the Y vari- ables box.

In so doing the network is assuming that millions of other viewers across the nation are also watching competing programs.

Frequency The number of data values falling within each class. The labels Segment and Sales have already been entered at the top of columns C1 and C2 respectively. The instructions for using each template shatistics contained within the template itself. Sometimes statistics provides nothing more than entertainment—e. Contents vii Chapter 4: As such it could be considered the single data value most typical of all the values. The two vari- ables do appear to be related—teams with a higher payroll did tend to win more games during the season.

Relative frequency distributions would convert the groups to the same size: Introduction and Background The Histogram The histogram describes a frequency distribution by using a series of sttistics rectangles each of which has a length proportional to either the frequency or the relative frequency of the class it represents.

If not provide a set of data that could have led to this display. Compared with the frequency introductionn the stem-and-leaf display provides more detail since it can describe the individual data statistis as well as show how many are in each group or stem. The former is referred to as descriptive statistics while the latter is called inferential statistics.

The purpose of the trimmed mean is to reduce the effect exerted by extreme values in the data. Examples of discrete quantita- tive variables would be the number of employees on the payroll of a manufacturing firm the number of patrons attending a theatrical performance or the number of defectives in a production sample.

Based on Table 2.

To further your understanding of today’s statistics, a powerful online learning system – CengageNOW – helps statisstics maximize your study time and efficiently complete homework with tutorials and interactive learning tools designed to focus specifically on the areas you individually need to master for business statistics success. For example the incomes of males who were 25 or older in were distributed as follows: He decides to mix 25 of the new balls with 25 of the old type have a golf pro hit all 50 of them at a driving range then measure how far each goes.

Place the frequency distribution for the new ball next to the one for the conventional ball. These are typically referred to as the dependent variable y and the independent variable x.

## Introduction to Business Statistics

Introduction and Background Excel and Minitab differ slightly in how they describe the classes in a frequency distribution. Unlike the mean the median is not influenced by extreme high or low values in the data. Shown below are the printout items that pertain to the measures of central tendency discussed in this section and our interpretation of their values. This is because each variable has its name in the first cell of its block. Springdale Shopping Survey 54 Chapter 3: Many of these interesting and insightful applets are customized by their author to specific content and examples in this textbook and they include a total of 85 applet exercises.

The respondent usually spends less than 15 when she shops at West Mall.

The second more accurate approach is to use the computer and your statistical software to fit a straight line that is mathe matically optimum.

The two endpoints make the diagram more complete by allowing the frequencies to taper off to zero at both ends. Competitors government technology and the social and economic environment along with sometimes capricious consumers and voters constitute largely uncontrollable factors that can sometimes foil the best-laid plans. A Preview of Business Statistics 1 2.

For example Entergy Corporation lists four types of domestic electric customers. Try not to be absent.

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Break each stem into sttatistics or more lines each of which will have leaves in a given range. Today the same questions are asked in a question monthly survey that is received by a total of about 3 million households each year. In examining the three distribution The shape of the distribution determines the relative positions of the mean median and mode for a set of data values. What kinds of decisions might be made on the basis of this information 1.

Business Cases The Seventh Edition also provides a set of 12 real-world business cases in 10 dif- ferent chapters buskness the text. The relative frequency distribution for the speed data is shown in Table 2.

Convert the table to a relative frequency distribution. Appearance improvements can be made by changing column widths and reducing the number of decimal places shown in the column of descriptive statistics.