1.   Which is not a reason that measures of central tendency for a set of data can be misleading?
    A. too much data B. inaccurate data
    C. incomplete data D. outliers in the data
    Hint

  2.   Which statistic gives the most meaningful information about what price you should expect to pay for a certain baseball bat if the following data are a set of prices at different stores for the bat. {10, 10, 10, 10, 10.50, 11, 12, 14, 18}.
    A. range B. mean
    C. mode D. median
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  3.   Which of the following is a way in which statistics are made to be misleading?
    A. Outliers on data are brought up and their effects on the measures of central tendency are explained. B. The scale is altered on a graph.
    C. The actual data are shown, and you are allowed to figure out the measures of central tendency on your own. D. All three measures of central tendency are presented.
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  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. mode B. mean
    C. range D. median
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  5.   Both bar graphs show the amount it costs to heat a two-story house during the winter. Which graph is misleading? Explain.
   
    A. Graph B; the months are not ordered from least to greatest cost.
    B. 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.
    C. Graph A; there is no break in the vertical scale, the cost of heating the house in December and February are about the same.
    D. Graph A; the months are not ordered from greatest to least cost.
    Hint



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