1.6 Statistics is defined on page 1 as “the science of collecting, describing, and interpreting data.” Using your own words, write a sentence describing each of the three statistical activities. Retain your work for Exercise 1.79. 1.7 Determine which of the following statements is descriptive in nature and which is inferential. Refer to “How old is my fish?” in Applied Example 1.1 (p. 1). a. All 9-inch largemouth bass in New York State are an average of three years old. b. Of the largemouth bass used in the sample to make up the NYS DEC Freshwater Fishing Guide, the average age of 9-inch largemouth bass was three years. 1.8 Determine which of the following statements is descriptive in nature and which is inferential. Refer to “Many teens use phones in class” in Applied Example 1.2 (p. 2). a. 84% of the surveyed teens in May and June of 2009 had cell phones. b. In May/June 2009, 16% of all teens did not have a cell phone.
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