Problem 1.
WEE-130-74:
The Great Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky, a retired professional hockey player, played 20 seasons in the National
Hockey League (NHL), from 1980 to 1999.
S. Berry explored some of Gretzky's
accomplishments in "A Statistician Reads the Sports Pages" (Chance, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp.
49-54). The following table shows the number of games in which Gretzky played during each
of his 20 seasons in the NHL.
79, 80, 80, 80, 74, 80, 80, 79, 64, 78, 73, 78, 74, 45, 81, 48, 80, 82, 82, 70
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Potential outliers = 48, 45
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Problem 2:
TR9-109-9:
Ages of Oscar Winners
In "Ages of Oscar-Winning Best Actors and Actresses" Mathematics Teacher Magazine by
Richard Brown and Gretchen Davis, boxplots are used to compare the ages of actors and
actresses at the time they won Oscars. The results for 34 recent winners from each
category are listed in this datafile.