

1. 
Which statistic is misleading in the following set of test scores? 2, 85, 87, 88, 89 


A. 
median 
B. 
mode 


C. 
upper quartile 
D. 
mean 


Hint 


2. 
Which statistic reveals the least about the increase in the following average gasoline prices for seven consecutive weeks? $1.05, $1.05, $1.05, $1.55, $1.65, $1.75, $2.00 


A. 
median 
B. 
range 


C. 
mean 
D. 
mode 


Hint 


3. 
A realtor is examining data on average home prices in four separate neighborhoods for the past year. Which graph gives the most accurate representation of the home prices in a neighborhood? 


A. 



B. 



C. 



D. 



Hint 


4. 
If you have taken five English tests this quarter and received scores of 72, 72, 93, 94, and 95, what misleading statistic could you use to make your grades look better than they are? 


A. 
range 
B. 
mean 


C. 
median 
D. 
mode 


Hint 


5. 
Both bar graphs show the amount it costs to heat a twostory house during the winter. Which graph is misleading? Explain. 





A. 
Graph A; there is no break in the vertical scale, the cost of heating the house in December and February are about the same. 


B. 
Graph A; the months are not ordered from greatest to least cost. 


C. 
Graph B; the months are not ordered from least to greatest cost. 


D. 
Graph B; there is a break in the vertical scale, the cost of heating the house in January appears to be much greater than heating the house in November. 


Hint 


