Statistics Resources Brain Teaser: A shoplifter in a rare coin shop stole the oldest coin he could find, dated 260BC. If a rare coin is worth \$30 for each year before Christ that it was minted, how much could the shoplifter get for his coin? Answer: Nothing. The coin is fake. Martha's Statistic Test Scores 100, 100, 99, 98, 96, 95, 92, 90, 89, 73, 70, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 8, 8 mean - 58.55 median - 81 mode - 10 standard deviation - 41.998 1994 Braves Salaries: The Data Library 4,750,000; 4,000,000; 3,750,000; 3,750,000; 3,250,000; 3,200,000; 3,200,000; 2,916,667; 2,800,000; 1,400,000; 1,225,000; 1,100,000; 800,000; 750,000; 700,000; 575,000; 550,000; 500,000; 245,000; 180,000; 158,000; 150,000; 111,500; 111,500; 111,500; 109,000; 109,000 mean - 1,500,080 median - 750,000 mode - 111,500 standard deviation - 1,528,796 Pictographs of Wages of Carpenters in 2 Different Countries Statement: Carpenters in Country 1 make 1/2 as much as Carpenters in Country 2. The first one is inaccurate and the second one is correct. First Picture doubled the height of the smaller money sack, but then the artist had to make the width larger for the money sacks to be proportional. According to the first picture 4 of the smaller money sacks can fit into the larger one. Therefore Carpenters in Country 1 make 1/4 as much as carpenters in Country 2? Huff, Darrell. How To Lie With Statistics. New York, Norton: 1954.

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