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Scientists studying prehistoric birds have estimated the weights (in grams) of two different sub-species of birds. The data they collected is shown below.

*8-77 HW eTool*(CPM). Homework Help ✎Pre-emergent thrushes: 49, 54, 52, 58, 61, 72, 73, 78, 73, 82, 83, 73, 61, 67, 68

Post-emergent thrushes: 65, 35, 48, 29, 57, 87, 94, 68, 86, 73, 58, 74, 85, 91, 88, 97

Create a parallel box plot to compare the weights of these two sub-species of birds.

Would the mean accurately represent the middle of the data? Why or why not?

A fossil of a bird is found. Scientists estimated that its weight must have been around 75 grams. Which sub-species was the bird most likely a member of? Explain.

Review the Math Notes box below from Lesson 8.1.2 for help in making your plot.

Remember that the mean is the average of the data. Is the average of this data in the middle?

Post-emergent thrushes

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