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Mathematics 2011-2012

Algebra 1/Algebra Data Analysis


WINTER BREAK
HOMEWORK PRACTICE
In Preparation for the High School Assessment

December 22, 2011 January 2, 2012

PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


Division of Academics
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Algebra 1/Algebra Data Analysis Winter Break Practice

Mathematics 2011-2012

Session A
Usethedatatablebelowtoanswerquestions1to17.
Thedataonthetablerepresentwagesearnedby25yearsoldandolderforpeoplewho
completedhighschoolandpeoplewhoearnedBachelorsdegree.

Year
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2006
2008

Men
Highschool
completion
(includes
Bachelors
equivalency)
degree
31,215
48,616
31,477
51,405
33,184
52,985
34,303
56,334
34,723
55,929
33,206
56,077
35,412
56,502
35,725
57,220
37,030
60,910
43,165
82,197

Women
Highschool
completion
(includes
Bachelors
equivalency)
degree
22,067
35,379
22,780
36,559
23,061
37,993
24,970
40,415
25,303
40,994
25,182
40,853
26,074
41,327
26,029
41,681
26,740
45,410
31,533
54,204

Tablefromwww.infoplease.com/pa/AO883617.htminformationplease@database2007.PearsonEducation,IncAllrightsreserved.

1. Howmuchdidamanwhofinishedhighschoolearnin2002?
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2. Howmuchdidawomanwhofinishedhighschoolearnin2002?
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3. Whatisthedifferencebetweenthewageofmenandwomenwhofinishedhigh
schoolin2002?
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Algebra 1/Algebra Data Analysis Winter Break Practice

4. Comparethewagesbetweenmenandwomenwhocompletedhighschoolfor
eachyeargiveninthetable.Fillinthematricesbelowtodisplaythedifference
inwages.


5. Findthemeasuresofcentraltendency(mean,medianandmode)forthemen
whoearnedbachelorsdegree.
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6. Findthemeasuresofcentraltendency(mean,medianandmode)forthewomen
whoearnedbachelorsdegree.
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7. Accordingtoyourmeasuresofcentraltendency,whoearnedmoreinthe
categoryofbachelorsdegree,menorwomen?Explain.
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8. Supposetheentryfor2006wasanerrorformenwithabachelorsdegree;the
valueshouldbe$5000morethanwhatwasrecordedinthetable.Whatmeasure
ofcentraltendencywillbeaffected,themeanorthemedian?Explain.
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Algebra 1/Algebra Data Analysis Winter Break Practice


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9. Constructaboxandwhiskerplotforwagesofwomenwhoearnedabachelors
degree.

10. Onthesamenumberlineusedforproblem9,abovetheplotforwomen,
constructanotherboxandwhiskerplotforwagesofmenwhoearneda
bachelorsdegree.(Labelthefirstboxandwhiskerwomenandthesecondbox
andwhiskermen.)

11. Findtherangeandinterquartilerangeforthewagesofwomenwhocompleteda
bachelorsdegree.
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12. Findtherangeandinterquartilerangeforthewagesofmenwhocompleteda
bachelorsdegree.
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13. Makeaconclusionusingtherangeandinterquartilerangederivedfrom
problems11and12.
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Algebra 1/Algebra Data Analysis Winter Break Practice


14. Makeascatterplotforthewagesofwomenwhoearnedabachelorsdegree.
Letx=yearandlety=wages.Maketheyear1997=0,1998=1,andsoon.

15. Findtheequationofthelineofbestfitforthewagesofthewomenwhoearned
bachelorsdegree.
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16. Usethelineofbestfittopredictthewageofwomenwithbachelorsdegreefor
2007.Usemathematicstoexplainhowyoudeterminedyouranswer.
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17. Usethelineofbestfittopredictthewageofwomenwithbachelorsdegreefor
2012.Usemathematicstoexplainhowyoudeterminedyouranswer.
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SessionB
Usethetablebelowtoanswerquestions18to20.
Thetablebelowshowsthedetailedyearsofschoolforpeople25yearsandolderin
UnitedStatesby2010.
DetailedYearsofSchool

MALES

FEMALES

TOTAL

Highschooldiploma
Bachelorsdegreeonly
Mastersdegree3or
moreyearsprogram
Doctoratedegree
TOTAL

28,303
14,853

29,858
15,308

58,161
30,161

1,963

2,243

4,206

1,763
46,882

1,015
48,424

2,778
95,306

ExtractedfromUScensusbureaudata2011

18. Basedonthesurveyresults,whatistheprobabilitythatarandomlyselected
malehasahighschooldiploma?
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19. Whatistheprobabilitythatarandomlyselectedfemalehaseitherabachelorsor
mastersdegree?
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20. Whatistheprobabilitythatarandomlyselectedpersondoesnothaveeithera
mastersordoctoratedegree?
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