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PROBLEM #1  

               The following table shows the highest and lowest recorded temperatures ever observed in each town in Indiana.

                        TOWN                                 Highest Temp. (F)                        Lowest Temp. (F)

                        Angola                        `               113                                                -34

                       Boonville                                      109                                                -41

                      Loogootee                                     111                                                -39

                      Mt. Vernon                                    111                                                -43

                       Princeton                                     107                                                -35

                        Sullivan                                       108                                                -29

                      Tennyson                                      110                                                -35

        Which of the following towns has the greatest range of extreme temperatures? Explain your work. 

 

 

 

Problem #2

        The following stem and leaf plot shows the weight of the players of Carter High School's freshman football team.  12/5= 125 pounds.

                            12: 5, 9

                            13: 1, 4, 9

                            14: 6, 6, 8, 9

                            15: 0, 3, 4, 4

                            16: 0, 0, 6, 2, 5

                            17: 1, 7

        Find the range of weights for the football team. Explain how you got your answer. 

 

 

Problem #3

        Amelia works at True Burger at the drive-up window.   The chart below shows the number of hours Amelia worked each day from the week of October 4- October 10.

                        October 4 ------ October 5 ---- October 6 ------ October 7 ----- October 8 ------ October 9 ------ October 10

                            3          -------    2 1/2    ------   3 1/2     --------   2         ---------   0           ------     5         --------   4 

        What was the  average number of hours per day that Amelia worked?  Explain your work.