# Math Alex

## Math Alex

• Submitted By: lolo22
• Date Submitted: 01/28/2014 12:25 PM
• Category: Science
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(a)
Which color was chosen by approximately one-eighth of the customers?
To know what a "one-eighth" slice looks like, we take a circle and cut it into eight equally sized pie slices. Each of the slices is one-eighth of the pie:
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We want to find a category in the favorite color pie chart whose slice has approximately the same shape as the one-eighth slice shown above. If we look carefully at the graph, we find that it could only be the Grey category.
(b)
Approximately what percentage of the customers chose Grey or Pink?
The categories Grey and Pink combined take up a little less than  of the pie. Because , we know that the categories Grey and Pink must have been chosen by a little less than  of the customers. Because the answer must be a multiple of , the correct answer is .
(c)
If  of the customers chose Blue, approximately what percentage chose Other?
Note that the Other pie slice is approximately one-third the size of the Blue pie slice. So if the Blue slice represents  of the customers, then the Other slice must represent approximately  of the customers.

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Histograms for grouped dataHere are the shopping times (in minutes) for a sample of  shoppers at a particular clothing store: |
Draw the histogram for these data using an initial class boundary of , an ending class boundary of , and  classes of equal width. Note that you can add or remove classes from the figure. Label each class with its endpoints.   |
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