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people who did not take Echinacea the average length of colds was 1.8 days. Of the 215 people who voluntarily took Echinacea to prevent colds the average length of colds was only 1.5. This diﬁ'erence is
large enough that it could not have occurred by chance alone. 1. Are there any extraneous differences (or confounding factors) that may make this study difﬁcult to
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Quiz 03.doc Statistics 130, F all 2000 Rein Answer the following True/False questions for one point each. 1. E 'ﬁe’standard deviation of a dataset is always smaller than the mean. True .
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mean and about half below the mean. 4. ELM Eutliers inﬂuence the mean. 5.T% FOutliers inﬂuence the median. 6. iOutliers inﬂuence the quartiles. 7. Fa lSC If the standard deviation of a dataset is 0, we can conclude that all the values in the dataset are zeroes
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distribution with mean 8 pounds and standard deviation 1.5 pounds, we can conclude that / 1 Quiz 06.doc Statistics 130, Fall 2000 Indicate whether the following four statements are True or False for two points each. I. If two events are independent, that means that they cannot simultaneously occur. m9?” " A Mr: OPP/Mbﬂb’lllg 13 that \l‘ L .W
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6 .0, r p( l e ) Fl 2. Suppose you take a simple random sample of Cal Poly students and ask each his GPA. Suppose also that the
mean GPA of students is 2.89 and that the standard deviation of student GPAs is 058. Is it likely that the mean
of 100 randomly chosen GPAs would be 3.00 or higher? Explain. X12955? so»: 058 \ HUI/HMS Medal not he “Wilt/f too'AZaUJ D€CtUAA£lnlhttjtult OPgﬂinuowx
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age values would contain about 95% of the sample means we could see for samples of size 100. Ifnot possible, ’ (a g
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the expected value and the standard deviation of the percentage of vegetarians in the sample? 11/02/00 ...
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