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What is a box and whisker plot?

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What is a box and whisker plot?
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Box and whisker plots are a way to visualize data by showing the median, quartiles and range of your data. It's great for making comparisons between different sets of data. It's a useful tool to help you identify outliers in your data.
What is a Box and Whisker Plot?
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Box and Whisker Plot: A graphical representation of a data set that divides the data into quartiles, and includes lines extending from the box (called whiskers) showing the maximum and minimum values. Quartiles: A quartile is a type of quantile which divides the number of data points into four equal parts, or quarters. The first quartile is the data point at which one quarter of the data lies below it, and three quarters lie above it. Interquartile Range (IQR): The interquartile range (IQR) is the range of the middle 50% of the data. The IQR is calculated by subtracting the first quartile from the third quartile.
4. Open question
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What is a box and whisker plot and what does it tell you about data?
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What questions do you think the data from a box and whisker plot can answer?
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What is a box and whisker plot?
  • A way to display the distribution of a dataset using five summary statistics
  • A type of graph used to show relationships between variables
  • A type of bar chart
7. Poll
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What is the line inside the box in a box and whisker plot called?
  • Mode
  • Mean
  • Median
8. Poll
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Which part(s) of the box and whisker plot represent the interquartile range?
  • Whiskers
  • Box
  • Both Box and Whiskers
9. Poll
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In a box and whisker plot, what does an outlier look like?
  • It falls within one standard deviation from the mean.
  • It is represented by an individual point outside the whiskers.
  • It falls within two standard deviations from the mean.
10. Poll
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How many quartiles are there in a data set represented by a box-and-whisker plot?
  • Four
  • Five
  • Six

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