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    Seriously need some help right now!

    I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do number 3 and 4

    You are given a sample of 50 adult temperatures.
    98.8 98.5 98.5 98 98.4
    98.6 98.7 97.8 99.2 99
    97 98.8 98.4 98.4 98.4
    98.8 98.6 98.5 99.5 98.8
    98.9 98 99.4 97.6 99
    98.2 97.9 98.8 97.3 98.2
    98.2 96.5 99.4 98.7 98.4
    98.6 99.2 97.5 98.2 98.2
    98.2 96.5 99.6 98.2 98.6
    98.9 97 97.6 98.4 97.6


    1. Find the mean, median, and mode.
    2. Find the standard deviation.
    3. What is the highest temperature that would not be considered unusual? The lowest?
    4. Dogs have a mean temperature of 101.8 F with a standard deviation of 0.4 Which of the following is the worse fever a human with a 102 F temperature or a dog with a temperature of 105 F?
    5. Use a graphing tool to construct a histogram.
    6. Using the same horizontal axis as the histogram, create a box-and-whisker plot.
    7. How do the histogram and box-and-whisker plot compare?




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    Re: Seriously need some help right now!

    "What is the highest temperature that would not be considered unusual? The lowest?"

    What would make you consider a temperature "usual" or "unusual"? I suspect your textbook has specified that in terms of "standard deviations from the mean".
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