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Some hotels ask their guests to rate the hotel's services as excellent, very good,
good, and poor. This is an example of the

Select one:
a. ordinal scale
b. ratio scale
c. interval scale
d. nominal scale
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The correct answer is: ordinal scale
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Exhibit 1-2
In a sample of 1,600 registered voters, 912, or 57%, approve of the way the
President is doing his job.

Refer to Exhibit 1-2. The 57% approval is an example of

Select one:
a. statistical inference
b. a population
c. a sample
d. descriptive statistics
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The correct answer is: descriptive statistics
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Exhibit 1-2
In a sample of 1,600 registered voters, 912, or 57%, approve of the way the
President is doing his job.

Refer to Exhibit 1-2. A political pollster states: "Fifty-seven percent of all


voters approve of the President." This statement is an example of

Select one:
a. descriptive statistics
b. statistical inference
c. a sample
d. a population
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The correct answer is: statistical inference
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Exhibit 1-3
Part of the data bank of a corporation is shown below.

Employee Number
Gender
Department
Years of Experience
Employee Rank (1 - 10)
Yearly Salary
23450
Male
Accounting
15
10
$ 52,443.00
34568
Female
IT
24
7
$111,239.00
23123
Female
Personnel
20
4
$ 84,473.00
23007
Male
Finance
9
1
$ 47,519.00

Refer to Exhibit 1-3. Employee Number is an example of ________ data.

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a. nominal
b. ratio
c. ordinal
d. interval
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The correct answer is: nominal
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A tabular summary of a set of data showing the fraction of the total number of
items in several classes is a

Select one:
a. frequency
b. cumulative frequency distribution
c. relative frequency distribution
d. frequency distribution
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The correct answer is: relative frequency distribution
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The percent frequency of a class is computed by

Select one:
a. multiplying the relative frequency by 100
b. multiplying the relative frequency by 10
c. adding 100 to the relative frequency
d. dividing the relative frequency by 100
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The correct answer is: multiplying the relative frequency by 100
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Fifteen percent of the students in a school of Business Administration are majoring
in Economics, 20% in Finance, 35% in Management, and 30% in Accounting. The
graphical device(s) which can be used to present these data is (are)

Select one:
a. only a pie chart
b. only a bar graph
c. both a bar graph and a pie chart
d. a line graph
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The correct answer is: both a bar graph and a pie chart
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The total number of data items with a value less than the upper limit for the class
is given by the

Select one:
a. frequency distribution
b. cumulative relative frequency distribution
c. cumulative frequency distribution
d. relative frequency distribution
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The correct answer is: cumulative frequency distribution
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In a cumulative percent frequency distribution, the last class will have a
cumulative percent frequency equal to

Select one:
a. 100
b.
the total number of elements in the data set
c.
50
d. one
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the total number of elements in the data set
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The returns offered by Your Bank bond across 2010, 2011 and 2012 was 8%, 8.5% and
7.5% respectively. As a measure of central tendency, the relevant measure would be:

Select one:
a. geometric mean
b. trimmed mean
c. mode
d. weighted mean
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The correct answer is: geometric mean
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A tabular method that can be used to summarize the data on two variables
simultaneously is called

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a. an ogive
b. crosstabulation
c. a histogram
d. simultaneous equations
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Mean is inappropriate for

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a. the interval scale
b. both the ratio and interval scales
c. the ratio scale
d. the nominal scale
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The correct answer is: the nominal scale
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A graphical presentation of the relationship between two variables is

Select one:
a. a histogram
b. a scatter diagram
c. an ogive
d. either an ogive or a histogram, depending on the type of data
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The correct answer is: a scatter diagram
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Exhibit 2-1
The numbers of hours worked (per week) by 400 statistics students are shown below.

Number of hours
Frequency
0 - 9
20
10 - 19
80
20 - 29
200
30 - 39
100

Refer to Exhibit 2-1. The number of students who work 19 hours or less is

Select one:
a. 80
b. 400
c. 100
d. 200
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The correct answer is: 100
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Exhibit 2-2
A survey of 800 college seniors resulted in the following crosstabulation regarding
their undergraduate major and whether or not they plan to go to graduate school.

Undergraduate Major
Graduate School
Business
Engineering
Others
Total
Yes
70
84
126
280
No
182
208
130
520
Total
252
292
256
800

Refer to Exhibit 2-2. Among the students who plan to go to graduate school, what
percentage indicated "Other" majors?

Select one:
a. 54
b. 15.75
c. 35
d. 45
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The correct answer is: 45
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Exhibit 2-3
Michael's Rent-A-Car, a national car rental company, has kept a record of the
number of cars they have rented for a period of 80 days. Their rental records are
shown below:

Number of Cars Rented


Number of Days

0 - 19
5

20 - 39
15

40 - 59
30

60 - 79
20

80 - 99
_10_

Total 80

Refer to Exhibit 2-3. The percentage of days in which the company


rented at least 40 cars is

Select one:
a. 90.0%
b. 75.0%
c. 37.5%
d. 62.5%
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The correct answer is: 75.0%
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The standard deviation of a sample of 100 observations equals 64. The variance of
the sample equals.

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a. 6400
b. 4,096
c. 8
d. 10
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The variance can never be

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a. smaller than the standard deviation
b. negative
c. larger than the standard deviation
d. zero
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The sum of deviations of the individual data elements from their mean is

Select one:
a. always greater than zero
b. always less than zero
c. sometimes greater than and sometimes less than zero, depending on the data
elements
d. always equal to zero
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The correct answer is: always equal to zero
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Which of the following symbols represents the size of the sample

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a. s
b. N
c. n
d. s2
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A numerical measure of linear association between two variables is the
Select one:
a. correlation coefficient
b. standard deviation
c. coefficient of variation
d. variance
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Given the following information:

Standard deviation = 8
Coefficient of variation = 64%
The mean would then be

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a. 0.64
b. 5.12
c. 8
d. 12.5
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The correct answer is: 12.5
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Observations are:

Select one:
a. Views we have about statistics
b. Characteristics of interest
c. Set of measurements for a particular element
d. None of these alternatives is correct.
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Exhibit 3-3
A researcher has collected the following sample data. The mean of the sample is 5.

3
5
12
3
2

Refer to Exhibit 3-3. The standard deviation is

Select one:
a. 16.5
b. 13.2
c. 8.944
d. 4.062
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The correct answer is: 4.062
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Data on the average waiting time for PGP 1 students at TAPMI mess was collected (on
50 readings) and presented as a histogram (which turned out to be skewed to right).
The mean was 15 minutes. Standard deviation was 2 minutes. The median is likely to
be

Select one:
a. 16 minutes
b. 12 minutes
c. 17 minutes
d. Could be either 12 minutes or 16 minutes.
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The correct answer is: 12 minutes
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Mode is appropriate for

Select one:
a. Applies for data on Nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio scales
b. Only data on quantitative scales
c. Only data on nominal scale
d. Only data on ordinal scale
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scales
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The process of analyzing sample data in order to draw conclusions about the
characteristics of a population is called

Select one:
a. descriptive statistics
b. data summarization
c. statistical inference
d. data analysis
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The correct answer is: statistical inference
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Four hundred readings were taken on the weight (in grams) of candy bars produced in
a chocolate factory. The mean was 10 grams and the standard deviation was 2.5
grams. As per Chebyshevs theorem, which statement is true:

Select one:
a. At least 300 readings are falling the range 5 grams to 15 grams.
b. At least 300 readings are falling the range 7.5 grams to 10 grams.
c. At least 300 readings are falling outside the range 5 grams to 15 grams
d. None of the above
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The correct answer is: None of the above
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Which of the following is not a scale of measurement?

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a. primal
b. ordinal
c. nominal
d. interval
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Which of the following can be classified as quantitative data?

Select one:
a. interval and ratio
b. nominal and ordinal
c. interval and ordinal
d. ratio and ordinal
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The correct answer is: interval and ratio
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