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    easily penguins
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    Quote Originally Posted by spottedlemur View Post
    I need your help! Please. I am doing a math homework that requires a survey from 50 people. Please tell me your favorite animal from the following list: fish, penguin, turtle, panda, dog, cat Thanks!
    I'm a turtle type of guy
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    can i choose the others....
    like the dragons..lol
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    I was bored so i put the current data in tables and made a graph for you
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    Cool Animal Math Survey Thank you

    Thank you all for your answers. Although some of you got a bit carried away with your answers, it made for some fun reading. I like pandas the best. No wait, I mean dogs (golden retrievers). Cats are OK as long as they don’t “hiss” at me for no apparent reason. I do hiss back! Fish and turtles are nice too, but I prefer the penguin over them...
    The choices that were not on the list were: cows – (I think they’re cool); Mexicans– ( I love them, one in particular); Long walks at the beach, purple sunsets and fresh flowers – (I run at the beach every morning, good for the soul); a good blanket in the winter time – (add a big cup of hot chocolate with oversized marshmallows and I’m set!); Bears and tarantulas– (the closest I’d get to either one of them is by watching them in the Discovery Channel); Dragons– ( I like Mushu from Mulan :P ) Anyway, thanks to all that responded, you helped out big time.
    If you must know “Hercules”..., this was part of an assigned “Frequency” math problem. I’m sure you’refamiliar with those. Since this happens to be a math problem, I thought that the mathhelpforum was a great place to ask this question. Nothing fishy about it, but thanks for pointing it out. Oh yes, I am a newbie by the way!
    “Janvdl” - Thank you for the graph! Very useful. I’m glad you picked up on the fact that this was a math problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spottedlemur View Post
    “Janvdl” - Thank you for the graph! Very useful. I’m glad you picked up on the fact that this was a math problem.
    You are welcome

    ( This is actually a problem on descriptive statistics )
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    [quote=janvdl;141553]You are welcome

    ( This is actually a problem on descriptive statistics )[/quote


    Well..., I did not know you were going to get all technical on me. But, isn’t statistics a mathematical science? Thanks again "janvdl" and have a fun mathematical day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spottedlemur View Post
    Well..., I did not know you were going to get all technical on me. But, isn’t statistics a mathematical science? Thanks again "janvdl" and have a fun mathematical day!
    You have a point there...
    I'm one of the very few on the forum who likes stats though

    You have a nice day too
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    I do not know exactly what Statistics is about but it seems to be science not math. It does use math but it does not have any mathematical foundations to it. I know that Propability Theory does have mathematical foundations to it, I do not know about Statistics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker View Post
    I do not know exactly what Statistics is about but it seems to be science not math. It does use math but it does not have any mathematical foundations to it. I know that Propability Theory does have mathematical foundations to it, I do not know about Statistics.
    Like you said TPH, it does use math. Depends on what course you're doing though. If you're doing mathematical statistics like I am then you use a lot more formulas and you prove them too.

    You also get normal statistics, where you just read data off a graph after you've drawn it, instead of calculating it like my course demands.
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    I like the dogs....
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    Quote Originally Posted by spottedlemur View Post
    Thank you all for your answers.
    I think we "all" got a little carried away. The nature of the problem was not serious so you got to forgive that the range of solutions extended the choice set you provided us with. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the reading. Good to have another person with good sense of humor join this forum. This forum is full of some of the smartest people I know. They are very helpful too.

    If you must know “Hercules”..., this was part of an assigned “Frequency” math problem. I’m sure you’refamiliar with those.
    I've done plenty of those problems. That was my guess too. But I was wondering why you couldn't just make up the data for examination. Honesty is the best policy...so Good Job.

    By the way....you should get that eye checked ...it's blinking too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hercules View Post
    I think we "all" got a little carried away. The nature of the problem was not serious so you got to forgive that the range of solutions extended the choice set you provided us with.
    The outcome was pretty good.
    Dogs and cats are in the lead which is quite realistic.
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