

1. 
Which statistic gives the most accurate information for the following set of test scores? 2, 85, 87, 88, 89 


A. 
mean 
B. 
range 


C. 
mode 
D. 
median 


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. 
range 
B. 
mode 


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. 
An automobile dealer wants to sell a certain car for $20,000. If three other dealers in town are selling the same car for $15,000, $15,000, and $30,000, which measure of central should the car dealer use to describe this data to his customers? 


A. 
range 
B. 
median 


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


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


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 


