The Basic Practice of Statistics 7th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-46414-253-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-46414-253-6

Chapter 2 - Describing Distributions with Numbers - Apply Your Knowledge - Page 61: 2.12c


The mean and standard deviation would not be good to use.

Work Step by Step

The boxplot shows an unequal (and skewed) distribution of data. The mean and standard deviation are best used for a normal distribution of data.
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