Problem 5 BSC

determine whether the given value is a statistic or a parameter.

Distracted Driving In a AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey, 21% of the respondents said that they recently texted or e-mailed while driving.

Problem 5 BSC

Answer:

Step1 of 3:

We have In a AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey, 21% of the respondents said that they recently texted or e-mailed while driving.

Step2 of 3:

We need to determine whether the given value is a statistic or a parameter.

Step3 of 3:

Let us know what is parameter and what is statistic

Consider,

Parameter: A parameter is a characteristic of a population.

Statistic: A statistic is a characteristic of a sample.

From the above problem we can say that data is obtained from sample hence it is a “statistic”.