Statistics Homework Essay

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Challenge problems for Weeks 1 and 2 These problems are culled from old midterms. Problem 1 The following table displays data on the population of children in the nation of Libanique for 1998 and 2008. Based upon the information in the table, answer each question, showing all of your work. | | |Population and literacy rate among boys and girls in Libanique (1998 and 2008) | | |1998 |2008 | |Boys aged 5-17 | | | |Number of boys aged 5-17 (thousands) |1,200 |1,450 | |Literacy rate (percent literate) boys aged 5-17 |50 |54 | |Girls aged 5 – 17 | | | |Number of girls aged 5 – 17 (thousands) |1,020 |1,270 | |Literacy rate (percent literate) girls aged 5-17 |20 |22 | | | | | Fill in the blank or circle the answer, showing all of your work a. There were 2.22 million children aged 5-17 in Libanique in 1998. Boys: 1200 = 1,200,000 Girls: 1020 = 1,020,000 Total Children: 1,200,000 + 1,020,000 = 2,220,000 or 2.22 million b. There were more

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