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Jerome is keeping track of how many books he and his friends have read during the first

Make a stem-and-leaf plot of the data.

Jerome wants to present the data with a plot that makes it possible to calculate the mean, median, and mode. Can he do this with a stem-and-leaf plot? He is not asking you to calculate them, but he wants you to tell him if it is possible and why.

What do you need to be able to calculate the mean, median and mode?

Yes, the stem-and-leaf plot shows all of the data points.

Use the stem-and-leaf plot to describe how the data is spread. That is, is it spread out? Or is it concentrated mostly in a narrow range?

Do some numbers seem to show up in a certain spot more than others?

Make a stem-and-leaf plot using the eTool below.

Click the link at right for the full version of the eTool: *MC2 4-65 HW eTool*