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LIAR, LIAR, PANTS...

A random sample of $11$ designer men’s pants and jeans were selected from a department store. The marked size of the waist and the actual (measured) size of the waistbands were recorded (inches) and the difference in the measurements was computed.

 Measured Marked Difference $37$ $36$ $1$ $36$ $34$ $2$ $41$ $38$ $3$ $38.5$ $36$ $2.5$ $39.5$ $36$ $3.5$ $39$ $36$ $3$ $35.5$ $32$ $3.5$ $39$ $36$ $3$ $38.5$ $36$ $2.5$ $36$ $30$ $6$ $36$ $32$ $4$
1. Create a graphical representation of the data represented in the “difference” column. Use the

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See the diagram in part (a).

3. What likely conclusions can you draw from this data?

Think of why a company might adjust the sizes of their pants.

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