Exam-Style Question on Box Plots
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Question id: 173. This question is similar to one that appeared on a GCSE Higher paper (specimen) for 2017. The use of a calculator is not allowed.
One day a theme park monitored the time spent by guests at six different areas of the park. The times are recorded in the box plots below.
(a) Work out the range in times at Future Zone.
(b) At which area were visitor times the most consistent? Give a reason for your answer.
(c) Give one similarity and one difference between the distributions of the guest visiting times for Nature Park and Fantasy Land.
(d) Is it possible to work out from the box plots which area had the most visitors? Explain your answer.
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If you need more practice try the self-checking interactive exercises called Box Plots. If you are using a TI-Nspire CX calculator did you know that it can draw a box plot for you? See GDC Essentials.
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