1.   A graph is misleading if ______.
    A. there are no labels on either scale B. it is a bar graph
    C. it has a title D. it is a line graph with years labeled on the horizontal axis
    Hint

  2.   Which statistic is misleading in the following set of test scores?
2, 85, 87, 88, 89
    A. median B. upper quartile
    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.   Which statistic gives the most meaningful information about the central tendency of the data {23, 25, 26, 26, 27, 29, 29, 30, 450, 450, 450}?
    A. median B. mean
    C. range D. mode
    Hint

  5.   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. mode B. mean
    C. median D. range
    Hint



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