

1. 
A graph is misleading if ______. 


A. 
it has a title 
B. 
it is a bar graph 


C. 
it is a line graph with years labeled on the horizontal axis 
D. 
there are no labels on either scale 


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. 
mean 
B. 
range 


C. 
median 
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. 



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4. 
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. 
median 
B. 
range 


C. 
mode 
D. 
mean 


Hint 


5. 
Which of the following is a way in which statistics are made to be misleading? 


A. 
All three measures of central tendency are presented. 
B. 
Outliers on data are brought up and their effects on the measures of central tendency are explained. 


C. 
The scale is altered on a graph. 
D. 
The actual data are shown, and you are allowed to figure out the measures of central tendency on your own. 


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