4.5a Box Whiskers

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4.5a Box Whiskers

  1. 1. Build a Box and Whiskers Plot Box and Whisker plots are related to median averages
  2. 2. First: Line up your numbers 2 5 3 6 12 9 1 4 2 4
  3. 3. Find the median <ul><li>Find the median of the top group. </li></ul><ul><li>Find the median of the bottom group. </li></ul><ul><li>Take note of the minimum and maximum values. </li></ul>2 5 3 6 9 1 4 2 4 12
  4. 4. Build the plot <ul><li>The number spacing should be similar to the spacing in a number line </li></ul><ul><li>1 </li></ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul><ul><li>4 </li></ul><ul><li>6 </li></ul><ul><li>12 </li></ul>8 6 3 7 12 11 1 4 2 5 10 9
  5. 5. Each number gets a bar above it. <ul><li>The box covers the middle three lines </li></ul>6 12 1 4 2
  6. 6. Complete the Plot <ul><li>The whiskers extend out from the box. </li></ul><ul><li>The plot below shows an unbalanced shift to the left. </li></ul>6 12 1 4 2
  7. 7. Try One <ul><li>12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 </li></ul><ul><li>The above number line can be used as a pattern for the box and whiskers plot. </li></ul>14.8 12.2 20.3 18.7 16.4 15.7 17.2 15.9 18.9 16.6 16.3 15.1 19.1 13.3 16.4 12.5
  8. 8. Find the min, max, median, and Q1 & Q3 values <ul><li>12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 </li></ul><ul><li>The above number line can be used as a pattern for the box and whiskers plot. </li></ul>14.8 12.2 20.3 18.7 16.4 15.7 17.2 15.9 18.9 16.6 16.3 15.1 19.1 13.3 16.4 12.5

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