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Exercise: Heights of students

The following graph shows the distribution of the heights of 120 female
biomedical sciences, medical, nursing, physiotherapy, and radiography students:

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Questions

1. What kind of variable is height?

Check suggested answer 1.

2. What kind of graph is this?

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3. Where are the mode, the lower tail and the upper tail of this distribution?

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4. How would you describe the shape of the distribution and why?

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5. From the graph, approximately what would you estimate the median
and the first and third quartiles to be?
Where would they appear along the horizontal axis?

Check suggested answer 5.

6. From the graph, approximately what would you estimate the mean
and the standard deviation to be?
Where would they appear along the horizontal axis?

Check suggested answer 6.

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