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Related Standards: MAFS.912.S-ID.1.2
Reporting Category: Statistics & Probability: Interpreting Categorical & Quantitative Data
Type: MI: Matching Item
Difficulty: N/A
Question:

Florida has 67 counties, and Texas has 254 counties.

The mean population for the state of FLorida by county is 291,834 with a standard deviation of 467,012.03, and the median is 107,056.

The mean population for the state of Texas by county is 104,127 with a standard deviation of 374,012.2261, and the median is 18,293.

Some of the data for both states are shown.

A business moves its corporate location from Texas to Florida. As a result of the move, 8,193 people move from the largest Texas county to the smallest Florida county, in terms of population.

Select all the population statistics that wil be affected by this population change.

Possible Answer:

Aligned Standards

Code Description
MAFS.912.S-ID.1.2: Use statistics appropriate to the shape of the data distribution to compare center (median, mean) and spread (interquartile range, standard deviation) of two or more different data sets.
Clarifications:
In grades 6 – 8, students describe center and spread in a data distribution. Here they choose a summary statistic appropriate to the characteristics of the data distribution, such as the shape of the distribution or the existence of extreme data points.


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