Elementary Statistics (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321836960
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Chapter 2 - Summarizing and Graphing Data - 2-4 Graphs That Enlighten and Graphs That Deceive - Basic Skills and Concepts: 23

Answer

The barrell of the U.S. is $3\cdot3=9$ times bigger instead of 3 times.

Work Step by Step

The barrell of the U.S. is $3\cdot3=9$ times bigger instead of 3 times, which makes it deceptive, because this suggests that the oil consumption of the U.S. is 9 times more compared to China's.
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