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Duncan is testing two types of memory chips (
When Duncan is trying to summarize the data, he finds the IQR for chip
is larger, but the standard deviation for chip is larger. Both are measures of spread. How can they be conflicting? Use combination histogram and boxplots in your explanation.
The IQR can be seen on the boxplot as the length of the box portion.
Does the boxplot for chip
have a larger box than the boxplot for chip ?
Outliers affect standard deviation, but not the IQR.
have more outliers than chip ?
Which chip should Duncan recommend to the manufacturer? Justify your choice.
Which chip has a lower average energy use? Is it consistent?
Does each seem to have its benefits and drawbacks?
tends to be more energy efficient. It also has a smaller IQR.
However, it has outliers, so these could indicate a reliability problem.
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