Please help DATA ANALYSIS

bear

New Member
#1
A STUDY EXAMINED HOW LONG AIRCRAFT AIR CONDITIONING UNITS OPERATED AFTER BEING REPARIED. HERE ARE THE OPERATING TIMES IN HOURS FOR ONE UNIT.
97 51 11 4 141 18 142 18 77 80 1 16 106 206 82 54 31 216 46 111 39 63 18 191 18 163 24

A make a histogram of there data using 40 hour classes

B DESCRIBE THE OVERALL SHAPE OF THR DISTRIBUTION.IS IT SLIGHTLY SYMMETRIC, SKEWED TO THE RIGHT OR LEFT? ARE THERE ANY OUTLIERS?
MY ANSWER- SKEWED RIGHT AND THERE ARE NO OUTLIERS
C. IS THE FIVE NUMBER SUMMARY OR THE MEAN AND STANDARD DEVIATION A BETTER BRIEF SUMMARRY FOR THIS DISTRIBUTION?
MY ANSWER YES

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JohnM

TS Contributor
#4
You wouldn't, because the distribution is skewed. The mean and standard deviation is a good way to summarize a symmetrical, bell-shaped distribution.

The question asked you which is better: the 5-number summary or the mean and standard dev. In this case, since the distribution is skewed, the 5-number summary is better.