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THE PEA PROBLEM
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DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS (Chapter 17)
Without fertiliser
4 6 5 6 5 6 4 6 4 9 5 3 6 8 5 4 6 8 6 5 6 7 4 6 5 2 8 6 5 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 6 7 5 67 5 5 6 4 8 5 3 7 5 3 6 4 7 5 6 5 7 5 7 6 7 5 4 7 5 5 5 6 6 5 6 7 5 8 6 8 6 7 66 3 7 6 8 3 3 4 4 7 6 5 6 4 5 7 3 7 7 6 7 7 4 6 6 5 6 7 6 3 4 6 6 3 7 6 7 6 8 66 6 6 4 7 6 6 5 3 8 6 7 6 8 6 7 6 6 6 8 4 4 8 6 6 2 6 5 7 3
With fertiliser
6 7 7 4 9 5 5 5 8 9 8 9 7 7 5 8 7 6 6 7 9 7 7 7 8 9 3 7 4 8 5 10 8 6 7 6 7 5 6 87 9 4 4 9 6 8 5 8 7 7 4 7 8 10 6 10 7 7 7 9 7 7 8 6 8 6 8 7 4 8 6 8 7 3 8 7 6 9 76 9 7 6 8 3 9 5 7 6 8 7 9 7 8 4 8 7 7 7 6 6 8 6 3 8 5 8 7 6 7 4 9 6 6 6 8 4 7 89 7 7 4 7 5 7 4 7 6 4 6 7 7 6 7 8 7 6 6 7 8 6 7 10 5 13 4 7
For you to consider:
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Can you state clearly the problem that the farmer wants to solve?
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How has the farmer tried to make a fair comparison?
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How could the farmer make sure that his selection was at random?
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What is the best way of organising this data?
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What are suitable methods of display?
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Are there any abnormally high or low results and how should they be treated?
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How can we best describe the most typical pod size?
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How can we best describe the spread of possible pod sizes?
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Can a satisfactory conclusion be made?
BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE IN STATISTICS
Before starting this chapter you should make sure thatyou havea goodunderstandingof the necessarybackgroundknowledge.Click on the icon alongside to obtain a printable setof exercisesandanswers onthis backgroundknowledge.
A farmer wishes to investigatethe effect of a new organicfertiliser on his crops of peas.He is hoping to improve thecrop yield by using the fertiliser. He divided asmall garden into two equal plots and plantedmany peas in each. Both plots were treated thesame except the fertiliser was used on one butnot the other.A random sample of pods was harvestedfrom each plot at the same time, and thenumber of peas in each pod was counted. Theresults were:
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