Exercise: Height from the 2005 questionnaire, part 2

In this exercise we shall look at the height data from the 2005 M.Sc. questionnaire. Respondents were asked to give their height either in feet and inches or in centimetres and these were converted to centimetres for analysis.

The following graph shows the distribution of the heights of 106 female respondents:

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1. What do you think the mean height is?

Check suggested answer 1.

2. What would you estimate the standard deviation of height to be?

Check suggested answer 2.

3. How do the mean and standard deviation relate to the histogram?

Check suggested answer 3.

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