MS 150 Statistics Fall 2005 Mx • Name:

Interhill data | Shoes by Mizuno
SegmentDistance (m)
Paies to Snowland hill945
Snowland hill to Irohir1020
Irohir to 3rd hill405
3rd hill to Nankapw1385
Nankapw to 3rd hill1385
3rd hill to Irohir393
Irohir to Snowland hill1035
Snowland to Paies945

College of Micronesia-FSM to Nankapw, Kitti aerial photograph Between the college here in Paies and the Pehleng headstart center in Nankapw, Pehleng, Kitti, the land is folded like a corrugated tin roofing sheet. A run out to Nankapw and back is a series of uphill and downhill segments, one of the most difficult kinds of road running terrain. Workouts which alternate between hard pushes (uphill) with easy running (downhill) are called interval workouts. Interval workouts are known to be beneficial to building speed and stamina. The distance between the hills is a measure of the intensity of the workout. This first section of the midterm analyzes the hill-to-hill (interhill) distance. A cross-section of the terrain is shown in the diagram below. Differences in the segment distances are because actual measurements were made with global positioning satellite unit carried by a runner.

terrain (8K)

Basic statistics, frequencies, and histogram

  1. __________ What level of measurement is the interhill distance data?
  2. __________ Find the sample size n for the interhill distance data.
  3. __________ Find the minimum interhill distance.
  4. __________ Find the maximum interhill distance.
  5. __________ Find the range of the interhill distance.
  6. __________ Find the median interhill distance.
  7. __________ Find the mode for the interhill distance.
  8. __________ Find the sample mean x interhill distance.
  9. __________ Find the sample standard deviation sx for the interhill distances.
  10. __________ Find the sample coefficient of variation CV.
  11. __________ If this data were to be divided into four bins, what would be the width of a single bin?
  12. Determine the frequency and calculate the relative frequency using four bins. Record your results in the table provided.
    Frequency table
    Bins (x)Frequency (f)Rel. Freq. p(x)
    Sum: ______________
  13. Sketch a relative frequency histogram chart of the data here or on the back, labeling your horizontal axis and vertical axis as appropriate.
  14. ____________________ What is the shape of the distribution?

Calculation of Mean from Frequency Table

The new flying disk golf course here at the college features segments of par three, four, and five. Use the table below to calculate the average par per segment.

Berger Flying Disk Golf Course
Par binFreqRF or p(x)x*p(x)
  1. __________ What is the mean par per segment?

Flying disk crew at the club house ready to go our and play flying disk golf!

Linear regression

The following data shows the speed of the runner (y) at a time (x) during the run.

Interhill data
SegmentTime (min)Speed (m/s)
Paies to Snowland hill5.42.94
Snowland hill to Irohir11.42.79
Irohir to 3rd hill13.92.76
3rd hill to Nankapw23.02.56
Nankapw to 3rd hill32.12.52
3rd hill to Irohir34.82.46
Irohir to Snowland hill42.32.31
Snowland to Paies49.92.08
  1. __________ Calculate the slope of the linear trend line (also known as best fit line, least squares, linear regression) for the weekday versus remaining balance data.
  2. __________ Calculate the y-intercept for the data.
  3. __________ Is the correlation positive, negative, or neutral?
  4. __________ Determine the correlation coefficient r.
  5. __________ Is the correlation none, low, moderate, high, or perfect?
  6. __________ Does the relationship appear to be linear or non-linear?
  7. __________ Determine the coefficient of determination.
  8. __________ What percent in the variation in time accounts for the variation in the speed of the runner?
  9. __________ What is the projected starting speed of the runner at time zero?
  10. __________ If this trend were to continue, what would be the projected speed of the runner at 60 minutes?
  11. What is happening to the runner according to our analysis above?

Table of statistical functions used by Excel
Statistic or Parameter Symbol Equations Excel
Square root =SQRT(number)
Sample mean x Σx/n =AVERAGE(data)
Sample standard deviation sx =STDEV(data)
Sample Coefficient of Variation CV sx/x =STDEV(data)/AVERAGE(data)
Binomial distribution expected outcome np =n*p
Slope b =SLOPE(y data, x data)
Intercept a =INTERCEPT(y data, x data)
Correlation r =CORREL(y data, x data)
Coefficient of Determination =(CORREL(y data, x data))^2