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What's the City Mileage of a Typical American Car? (MSTE)

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Author:Ed Malczewski; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Description: Analyze the data and find an average for the mileages of American cars. A problem like this can sometimes involve difficult and time-consuming statistical analyses, but in this lesson you will explore a method of analysis called the bootstrap that will simplify problems such as these. Download an Excel spreadsheet (a tutorial is provided) and work through these sections on the Web: The Mileage Analysis - How To Sample, Developing A Confidence Interval; Helium Footballs - How To Sample From Two Data Sets, Finding Differences Between Means; Do Your Own Analysis.

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Internet-Based Projects, Documents/Sketches/Galleries, General Software Miscellaneous
Math Topics: Statistics

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