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## Data About Us Problem 1.4

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**Data About Us Problem 1.4**Counting pets and using different types of data! Category and Number Questions!**Categorical Data:**• Values that are words that represent possible responses within a given category. • Example: What is your favorite type of soft drink? • My favorite soda is Dr. Pepper.**Numerical Data:**• Values that are numbers such as counts, measurements and ratings. • Example: How old are you? • 11, 12, 21, 39, 67….**Read each of the questions below. Which questions have words**or categories as answers? Which questions have numbers as answers.? • In what month were you born? • (Categorical) • What kinds of pets do you have? • (Categorical) • How many pets do you have? • (Numerical) • Who is your favorite author? • (Categorical) • How much time do you spend watching television in a day? • (Numerical) • What’s your highest score in the game Yahtzee? • (Numerical) • What color are your eyes? • (Categorical) • How many movies have you watched in the last week? • (Numerical) • How do you get to school? • (Categorical)**The students made tables to show the tallies or frequencies,**and then made bar graphs to display the data.**Problem 1.4 (pg. 17)**• Decide whether each questions below can be answered by using the data from the graphs the students created. If a question can be answered, give the answer and explain how you got it. If a question cannot be answered, explain why not and tell what additional information you would need to answer the question.**Problem 1.4**A. Which graph shows categorical data, and which graph shows numerical data? • The graph of favorite kinds of pets shows categorical data. The graph of umber of pets shows numerical data.**Problem 1.4**B. What is the total number of pets the students have? • 156 pets is the total number of pets the students have.**Problem 1.4**C. What is the greatest number of pets that any students in the class has? • 21 pets is the greatest number of pets that any student has.