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Describe a realistic method to collect information to answer each question below. Be sure to indicate whether you would use a sample or census and whether your results would be statistics or parameters. Homework Help ✎

  1. What percentage of American League baseball players had a batting average above this season?

    Think about where you find this information and its accessibility.

    This information can be found on the Internet for all American League players. It would be a census, and the answer would be a parameter.

  2. How much pressure can be exerted on a chicken egg before it breaks?

    Think about where you find this information and its accessibility.

    A random sample of eggs from different farms and different species of chickens in different parts of the country would need to be broken and the pressure measured. The findings would be a statistic.

  3. How many hours of television does a high school student watch per day?

    Is it possible to survey every high school student?