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Linear Transformations WorksheetName ___________________________________ Sec ____ OBJECTIVE:To gain an understanding of how a linear transformation of data will affect the measures of center and spread. Open the MinitabPROJECTfile\\uwsp.edu\files\CLS\Math\facdata\mmilkovich\LinearTransformations 1)Use an appropriate graph to see the shape of the distribution of the cash data (in C1). a)Describe the shape of the distribution.
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b) Explain why the mean and standard deviation is the best way to describe the center and spread for this data (instead of using the 5 # Summary).
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c)UseStat > Basic Statistics > Display Descriptive Statisticsto find the mean and standard deviation for this data.
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2)Graph the data in C2, C3, C4 and C5. a)How do these distribution shapes compare to the shape you described above for the data in C1? How have the various linear transformations changed the shape of the distribution of the cash data (if at all)?

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