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2-79.

COMPARING WAYS TO REPRESENT DATA.

Use the golf-tournament data below to complete parts (a) through (e).

Ages of golfers participating in a golf tournament:


  1. Use the data to create a dot plot.

    Your dot plot may look like the one below. 

  2. Why is a dot plot not the best choice for graphing this data?

    Explain in your own words.

  3. Create a stem-and-leaf plot for the data.

  4. Use the stem-and-leaf plot to create a histogram for the data.

  5. What range of ages do most golfers fall between? Do you see any ages that are much larger or smaller than other ages?

  • Look at the plots and histogram you created to help you answer these questions.