Project 2: Dependency Ratios
In this project you will explore the construction of 3 separate statistics using
demographic data. This will be a written project, no Excel; you will hand in hard copy in
class and you may leave space to write in any computati
Quantitative Reasoning
Project 1: Gradebook
In this project you will create a spreadsheet which keeps track of your grade in this Math
50 class. In addition to simply recording all of your grades for the course, it will provide
you with a running tally of
Q5 College Completion
Please type answers when possible and leave adequate space for computation work.
1. The article on College Completion states that the national completion rate jumps to 54%
from 42%. Compute the total change and percentage change of t
Q3 Adderall
1. The numbers in the article, Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions, dont add up. Early on
it states 5 million Americans take medication for ADHD and then a little later Nearly 14
million monthly prescriptions for ADHD were written for America
Project 5: Phantom Tollbooth
The Maine State Thruway Authority is planning a new entrance/exit and is thinking about the
number of tollbooths to construct. Extensive thruway data shows that the average time needed to
handle a toll transaction is 15 second
Q4 Taxes
Please type answers if possible and print this document with extra space so you do not have to
mush all your work together. Change font for your answers so they stand out. Thanks!
1.
In the article, Tax Burden for Most Americans is Lower Than in
Income Equality Quiz 7
1.
Kevin Donohue
In the article, Americans Want to Live in a Much More equal Country, why was it
important for the survey to not just ask people: What distribution of wealth do you
want?
Because then people bring it their own person
Q11 Math @ Work
1. In Table 6 DLS the first column uses 1996 dollars and the next uses 1982 dollars. Your
friend says this indicates we cannot compare the rise in the first columns Per Capita
Income and the decline in the 2nd columns Hourly Earnings. How
Q2 Music Streaming
1.
The word statistics is a relatively new term emerging from the 17 th century political
arithmetic of Europe. What is the origin of the term statistics?
2. Joel Best talks about the social construction of social problems.
a. In what s
Q8 College Access
1.
In the article, A Simple Way to Send Poor Kids to College, a randomized experiment
was conducted.
a. What was the hypothesis being tested?
b. What was the sample and associated population?
c. How was this study randomized?
2. By sendi
Q9 Energy Use
1. In DLS the author gives the proportion of blacks (12.6%) and whites (82.9%) in 1996,
and then in Table 4 gives the proportion of victimization and arrests.
a. Use the numbers 41.1 and 7.4 (from Table 4) in a meaningful sentence.
b. Which
MATH 050: Quantitative Reasoning
Professor Eric Gaze
Office: Kanbar 102-E Ext: 3135 egaze@bowdoin.edu
Hours: MW 2-3 TTh 10-11 and by appointment.
Texts:
Numeracy: A Quantitative Literacy Communicating with Numbers by Eric Gaze
Damned Lies and Statistics b