The paper “Study on the Life Distribution of Microdrills” (J. of Engr. Manufacture, 2002: 301–305) reported the following observations, listed in increasing order, on drill lifetime (number of holes that a drill machines before it breaks) when holes were drilled in a certain brass alloy. a. Why can a frequency distribution not be based on the class intervals 0–50, 50–100, 100–150, and so on? b. Construct a frequency distribution and histogram of the data using class boundaries 0, 50, 100, . . . , and then comment on interesting characteristics. c. Construct a frequency distribution and histogram of the natural logarithms of the lifetime observations, and comment on interesting characteristics. d. What proportion of the lifetime observations in this sample are less than 100? What proportion of the observations are at least 200?

Answer: Step1: Given that, The paper “Study on the Life Distribution of Micro Drills” (J. of Engr. Manufacture, 2002: 301–305) reported the following observations, listed in increasing order, on drill lifetime (number of holes that a drill machines before it breaks) when holes were drilled in a certain brass alloy.