MS 150 Statistics spring 2006 test one • Name:

For each type of data shown write the appropriate measure of the middle and, if any, the appropriate measure of the spread of the data. For each data type, determine the appropriate value for the middle. Think of this problem this way: imagine a friend has brought the following three sets of data to you and asks you to determine the middle and spread.

Data set one: Favorite colors: blue, red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, indigo, purple, violet, magenta, blue
Data set two: Sakau market ratings (cups until sakaula):
Pwopwida: tal tal | Song ie mahs: tal tal tal | Stroke: tal tal tal tal
6-11: tal tal tal tal tal | No choice: tal tal tal tal tal tal tal tal tal tal
Data set three: Prices of ramen in cents: 25, 35, 55, 100

Data set Level of measurement Appropriate function to measure middle Value of the middle measure Appropriate function to measure spread Value of the spread measure
1.   (none)(n/a)
Favorite Number

For the favorite number data seen at the left:

  1. __________ Find the sample size n.
  2. __________ Find the minimum.
  3. __________ Find the maximum.
  4. __________ Find the range.
  5. __________ Find the median.
  6. __________ Find the mode.
  7. __________ Find the sample mean x.
  8. __________ Find the sample standard deviation sx.
  9. __________ Find the sample coefficient of variation CV.
  10. __________ If this data is to be divided into four bins, what is the width of a single bin?
  11. Determine the frequency and calculate the relative frequency using four bins (classes, intervals). Record your results in the table provided.
    BinsFrequencyRelative Frequency
  12. Sketch a frequency histogram of the data, labeling your horizontal axis and vertical axis as appropriate. Use the back of this sheet if necessary.
  13. __________ What is the shape of the histogram?
Table of statistical functions used by Excel Basic Statistics Statistic or ParameterSymbolEquationsExcel -->