Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion in Frequency Distributions

The frequency distribution below represents the weights in pounds of a sample of packages carried last month by a small airfreight company.

  1. Compute the sample mean
  2. Compute the sample mean using the coding method with 0 assigned to the fourth class
  3. Repeat part (b) with 0 assigned to the sixth class
  4. Explain why your answers in parts (b) and (c) are the same

Davis Furniture Company has a revolving credit agreement with the fast National Bank. The loan showed the following ending monthly balances last year:

The company is eligible for a reduced rate of interest if its average monthly balance is over $65,000. Does it qualify?

Child-Care Community Nursery is eligible for a country Social Services grant as long as the averages age of its children stays below.

Child-Care Community Nursery can continue to be supported by the country Social Services offices as long as the averages annual income of the families whose children attend the nursery is below $12,500.

These data represent the ages patients admitted to a small hospital on February 28, 1996.

The Frequency distributions below represents the time in seconds needed to serve a sample of customers by cashiers at Bulls Eye Discount Store in December 1996.

The owner of pest R Us in interested in building a new store. The owner will build if the average number of animals sold during the first 6 months of 1995 is at least 300 and the overall monthly average for the year is at least 285.

A Cosmetics manufacturer recently purchased a machine to fill 3-ounce cologne bottles. To test the accuracy of the machine‘s volume setting, 18 trial bottles were run.

The production manager of Hinton Press is determining the average time needed to photograph one printing plate. Using a stopwatch and observing the plate makers, he collects the following times.

National Tire Company holds reserve funds in short-term marketable securities. The ending daily balance of the marketable securities account for 2 weeks is shown below.

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