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Car Models Sold in US 2003-2004. Stine & Foster 4 - 53. Motivation. You are looking for patterns to help determine what might affect mileage for different models of automobiles sold in the US You collect data for 233 models sold during 2003 and 2004

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car models sold in us 2003 2004

Car ModelsSold in US 2003-2004

Stine & Foster 4 - 53

motivation
Motivation
  • You are looking for patterns to help determine what might affect mileage for different models of automobiles sold in the US
  • You collect data for 233 models sold during 2003 and 2004
  • You want to identify any cars with superior mileage and then determine their characteristics
method
Method
  • Use summary statistics (moment and order) to describe the distribution of horsepower
  • Use a histogram to describe the shape of the distribution
  • Use a boxplot to identify possible negative and positive outliers
mechanics
Mechanics
  • Calculate the numerical statistics
  • Draw a histogram
  • Create a boxplot
  • Bring your findings back into Excel and Powerpoint
horsepower for cars
Horsepower for Cars

Summary Statistics

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Message
  • Some cars have significantly more horsepower than others
  • The distribution of horsepower is positively skewed
  • The mean and the standard deviation could be strong influenced by the extremely large horsepower cars
  • The narrowness of the interquartile range suggests that many of the cars have very similar horsepower
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