1.   Which statistic is misleading in the following set of test scores?
2, 85, 87, 88, 89
    A. median B. mean
    C. mode D. upper quartile
    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. mode B. range
    C. median D. mean
    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 is not a reason that measures of central tendency for a set of data can be misleading?
    A. inaccurate data B. incomplete data
    C. outliers in the data D. too much data
    Hint

  5.   The line graph shows the average price of gas for one recent month in Austin, Texas. Why is the graph misleading?
   
    A. It shows that price of gas changed dramatically during the month.
    B. It shows that the highest price occurred at the beginning of the month and the lowest price occurred at the end of the month.
    C. The vertical axis is not labeled.
    D. The horizontal scale is missing the odd-numbered days.
    Hint



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