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School Choices


Fifty students were asked to check off their primary reason for choosing a particular state university. The table below summarizes the students’ responses:

Reason for Attending Frequency
Low Tuition 22
Convenient Location 12
Academic Program 8
Sports Program 3
Campus Facilities 2
Food in Cafeteria 0

Which of the statements below is true?


This distribution is highly skewed to the last categories (on campus facilities and food in cafeteria).


A histogram would give an accurate graphical depiction of this data.


A cumulative percentage distribution would give valuable information about why students picked this university.


$22\%$ of students picked this university for its academic or sports programs.


A percentage polygon can be constructed for this data by letting the midpoints of each group represent the data in that group and then connecting the midpoint dots.