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Data Analysis A consumer testing service obtained the

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Problem 63EC

Problem 63EC

Data Analysis A consumer testing service obtained the mileages (in miles per gallon) shown in the table at the left in five test runs performed with three types of compact cars.

(a) The manufacturer of Car A wants to advertise that its car performed best in this test. Which measure of central tendency-mean, median, or mode—should be used for its claim? Explain your reasoning.

(b) The manufacturer of Car B wants to advertise that its car performed best in this test. Which measure of central tendency—mean, median, or mode—should be used for its claim? Explain your reasoning.

(c) The manufacturer of Car C wants to advertise that its car performed best in this test. Which measure of central tendency—mean, median, or mode—should be used for its claim? Explain your reasoning.

 

Car

A

B

C

Run 1

28

31

29

Run 2

32

29

32

Run 3

28

31

28

Run 4

30

29

32

Run 5

34

31

30

Step-by-Step Solution:

Solution:

Step 1 of 2:

We have to find which type of central tendency can be used to explain the claim of each car manufactures that their car performed best in the five run test.

                         

                                           Car

A

B

C

Run 1

28

31

29

Run 2

32

29

32

Run 3

28

31

28

Run 4

30

29

32

Run 5

34

31

30


Step 2 of 4

Chapter 2.3, Problem 63EC is Solved
Step 3 of 4

Textbook: Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World
Edition: 6
Author: Ron Larson; Betsy Farber
ISBN: 9780321911216

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