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    Question Representative word problem

    Yoshi's gade will be attending a brand new school next year. Studenta who will be attending the school are going to vote on the mascot for the school. To predict which mascot students will choose, Yoshi asks all of the students at her lunch table for their preferences. Is this representative sample? Why or why not?


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    Yes, because they aren't being given especific mascots to chose from.
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    Representative sample

    No, the students at Yoshi's lunch table are probably her friends and all the same age, and maybe all girls. So this sample would not be representative of the whole school.

    People's friends and lunch mates often like the same things.

    Also she will be attending a different school. And she is asking people who are not at that school.
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    You are right about that. Thank you.
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