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20 May, 00:01

# Takiya recorded the heights of two sets of plants, one set planted in the shade and one set planted in full sun. Her data are shown in the plots below.A dot plot. A number line going from 1.5 to 4.5 in increments of 0.5 is labeled Heights of Shaded plants (inches). There are 0 dots above 1.5, 4 above 2, 3 above 2.5, 2 above 3, 0 above 3.5 and 4, and 1 above 4.5.A dot plot. A number line going from 1.5 to 4.5 in increments of 0.5 is labeled Heights of Full Sun plants (inches). There are 0 dots above 1.5, 1 above 2, 0 above 2.5, 2 above 3, 0 above 3.5, 4 above 4, and 3 above 4.5.Which best explains the variability of the sets?The shaded plants set has greater variability because more data is clustered around the median.The sets are equally variable because the ranges of the data sets are equal.The full sun plants set has greater variability because the IQR for full sun plants is greater.

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1. 20 May, 01:47
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2. 20 May, 02:51
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Question;

1) The shaded plants set has greater variability because more data is clustered around the median.

2) The sets are equally variable because the ranges of the data sets are equal.

3) The full sun plants set has greater variability because the IQR for full sun plants is greater.

The correct option is;

3) The full sun plants set has greater variability because the IQR for full sun plants is greater

Step-by-step explanation:

To answer the question, we present the dot plot as follows;

0 4 3 2 0 0 1

0 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5

We calculate the five numbers as follows;

Max = 4.5

Min = 2

1st quartile = (10+1) / 4 th term = 2

2nd quartile (Median) = (10+1) / 2 th term = 2.5

3rd quartile = 3 * (10+1) / 4 th term = 3

Interquatile range (IQR) = Q₃ - Q₁ = 3 - 2 = 1

Where:

Q₁ = 1st quartile

Q₃ = 3rd quartile

Heights of Full Sun plants

0 1 0 2 0 4 3

1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5

We calculate the five numbers as follows;

Max = 4.5

Min = 2

1st quartile = (10+1) / 4 th term = 3

2nd quartile (Median) = (10+1) / 2 th term = 4

3rd quartile = 3 * (10+1) / 4 th term = 4.5

Interquatile range (IQR) = Q₃ - Q₁ = 4.5 - 3 = 1.5

The interquartile range, IQR, is a measure of variability

Therefore, the full sun plants set has greater variability because the IQR for full sun plants is greater.