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Kaplan MM255 unit 3 assignment




Question;Unit 3: Instructor;Graded Assignment;Statistics;In this and future Instructor Graded Assignments you will be asked to use the;answers you found in the Unit 1 Assignment.;Note: For these questions you need to cite;a reliable source for information, which means you cannot use sites like;Wikipedia,, and;Yahoo? answers. If you do use those sites the instructor may award;0 points for your response.;The;Assignment problems must have the work shown at all times. The steps for;solving the problems must be explained. Failure to do so could result in your;submission being given a 0. If you have any;questions about how much work to show, please contact your instructor.;Assignments must be submitted as a;Microsoft Word? document and uploaded to the Dropbox for Unit 3. Type all;answers directly in this Assignment below the question it applies to.;All;Assignments are due by Tuesday at 11:59 PM ET of the assigned Unit.;Data Sets and Graphs;(Questions;1 - 6 are worth 5 points each.);1.;Using your link for the national average of gas you found in Unit 1, state the;average prices of gas for each month, for the last year that full data exists;(for instance, if you are working this Assignment in October of 2013, you would;use January 2012 - December 2012 as that is the last full year with data).;2.;Find the mean of your data set in question 1.;3.;Find the median of your data set in question 1.;4.;Find the standard deviation of your data set in question 1. You may use Microsoft;Excel to compute the standard deviation. Note: If you use Microsoft Excel to;compute the standard deviation, show for your work the formula that you entered;into Microsoft Excel, and then the answer Microsoft Excel gave you.;5.;Create a histogram or bar graph of your data set in question 1. Post your graph;below.;6.;Find a circle graph or bar graph online and post the graph below, then state;what the graph is supposed to convey. What is the purpose of the graph? Does it;convey, in your opinion, its intended message? Why or why not?;Essay Question;(15 points);7.;Statistics are often used in misleading ways. Using the internet, find an;example of a statistic that you feel is misleading. Write an essay below where;you state what the statistic is, what it is supposed to be measuring or;representing, and why you think it is misleading. Is there a way to improve the;statistic so that it is no longer misleading? Suggest some plausible ideas for;improvement.;Requirements for;essay;?;Write your essay in this document ? do not;save it in a separate file.;?;You must clearly state your position with;well-structured paragraphs using proper grammar, spelling, and sentence;structure.;?;This is not an ?opinion? question ? you must;offer evidence to support your position, using properly cited sources.;?;Your answer must be between ?-1 page in;length.;?;You must cite and reference at least one;source (book, website, periodical) using APA format. The required website;counts as one source.;You may submit your Assignments to the;Math Center for review. Tutors will not grade or correct the Assignment, but;they will provide guidance for improvement. Tutors will not, however, help;you find web sites for the Assignment.;Be sure to submit Assignments early;enough to receive feedback and make corrections before the Assignment due date;(24 hour turn-around times Monday-Thursday and 48 hour turn-around times on;weekends are typical).


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