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25 June, 20:47

Courtney is making regular observations of the growth rate of kudzu vines on a ditch in her neighborhood. She isolated and tagged five tendrils of the vine, and takes weekly cumulative measurements for a year. A portion of her results are shown below. What issue with her data does Courtney need to resolve?

Tendril #

Week 1 Week 3 Week 6

1 1.2 cm 5.9 in 1.2 ft

2 2.0 cm 4.8 in 0.98 ft

3 0.8 cm 3.2 in 0.55 ft

4 0.2 cm 1.6 in 0.35 ft

5 1.5 cm 4.3 in 1.01 ft

A) Inconsistent units of measure

B) Insufficient amount of data

C) Duration of the study

D) Number of samples

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  1. 25 June, 21:15
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    Answer: A. Inconsistent units of measure

    Explanation:

    When taking data such as measurements, it is very important that the results are reported in the same unit of measure. Failure to do so will eventually affect your analysed result.
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