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# Answer: The accompanying data set consists of observations

**Chapter 1, Problem 14E**

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Problem 14E

The accompanying data set consists of observations on shower-flow rate (L/min) for a sample of n = 129 houses in Perth, Australia (“An Application of Bayes Methodology to the Analysis of Diary Records in a Water Use Study,”

J. Amer. Stat. Assoc., 1987: 705–711):

a. Construct a stem-and-leaf display of the data.

b. What is a typical, or representative, flow rate?

c. Does the display appear to be highly concentrated or spread out?

d. Does the distribution of values appear to be reasonably symmetric? If not, how would you describe the departure from symmetry?

e. Would you describe any observation as being far from the rest of the data (an outlier)?

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**QUESTION:**

Problem 14E

The accompanying data set consists of observations on shower-flow rate (L/min) for a sample of n = 129 houses in Perth, Australia (“An Application of Bayes Methodology to the Analysis of Diary Records in a Water Use Study,”

J. Amer. Stat. Assoc., 1987: 705–711):

a. Construct a stem-and-leaf display of the data.

b. What is a typical, or representative, flow rate?

c. Does the display appear to be highly concentrated or spread out?

d. Does the distribution of values appear to be reasonably symmetric? If not, how would you describe the departure from symmetry?

e. Would you describe any observation as being far from the rest of the data (an outlier)?

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