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DO THE NUMBERS MAKE SENSE? 1. A newspaper article on drunk driving cited data on traffic deaths in Rhode Island: “Forty-two percent of all fatalities occurred on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, apparently because of increased drinking on the weekends.” A) What percentage of the week do Friday, Saturday, and Sunday make up? - 42% B) Are you surprised that 42% of fatalities occur in those days? - No, those days are the days that many people drink on so it makes sense that it would be high. 2. Westchester County is a suburban area covering 438 square miles immediately north of New York City. A garden magazine claimed that the county is home to 800,000 deer. Do you think that this is possible? Please explain your answer. -No, the amount of space compared to the number of deer wouldn’t allow them allow have enough space or resources. It would be 1,826 deer per square mile. 3. A report on the problem of vacation cruise ships polluting the sea by dumping garbage overboard said: “On a seven-day cruise, a medium size ship (about 1,000
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