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**Statistical Questions**

There is only one answer to this question, so it is not a statistical question. There can be multiple answers to this question, so it is a statistical question. Proceed to the next slide.

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**State whether each question is a statistical question**

State whether each question is a statistical question. Justify your response. Record your answers on a separate piece of paper. Who was the first president of the United States? How much time do the students in my school spend on the Internet each night? What is the height of the tallest waterslide at Wild Rides Water Park? What are the cabin rental prices for each of the state parks in Kentucky? After you have recorded your answers, proceed to the next slide to check your work.

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**1. Who was the first president of the United States? **

Check your answers! Did you correctly identify the statistical questions? 1. Who was the first president of the United States? Answer: No, this is not a statistical question because there is only one answer. 2. How much time do the students in my school spend on the Internet each night? Answer: Yes, this is a statistical question because there can be a variety of answers. 3. What is the height of the tallest waterslide at Wild Rides Water Park? Answer: No, this is not a statistical question because there is only one answer. 4. What are the cabin rental prices for each of the state parks in Kentucky? Answer: Yes, this is a statistical question because there can be a variety of answers. Proceed to the next slide.

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**You can use statistical questions to help solve problems.**

Anderson Advertising is collecting information for a pizza shop. They want to know the number of toppings most customers prefer on their pizza. They will use this information to determine the weekly special. Consider a cheese pizza with no additional toppings as a pizza with one topping. Write a statistical question. Record your statistical question on a separate piece of paper. One example of a statistical question is: How many toppings do you like on your pizza? Anderson Advertising used the statistical question above to survey 100 people. The results are shown in the table. Proceed to the next slide.

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? ? ? ? ? ? Why is “How many toppings do you like on your pizza” a statistical question? Write your response on a separate piece of paper. After you have recorded your answer, proceed to the next slide to check your work.

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**Check your answer! Did you know why the question is a statistical question?**

Why is “How many toppings do you like on your pizza” a statistical question? Answer: The question anticipates a variety of answers, such as 1, 2, or 3 toppings. Proceed to the next slide.

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**Consider the following questions**

Consider the following questions. Create a graphic organizer similar to the one shown on a separate piece of paper. Then complete the graphic organizer. How many different video games do the students in my class own? What was the name of my second grade teacher? What is the price of a slice of pepperoni pizza at Pizza Palace? How many Web sites did the students in my class visit before school this morning? After you have completed the graphic organizer, proceed to the next slide to check your work.

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**Check your answers! Did you correctly identify the statistical questions?**

Not Statistical Questions B, C Statistical Questions A, D How many different video games do the students in my class own? What was the name of my second grade teacher? What is the price of a slice of pepperoni pizza at Pizza Palace? How many Web sites did the students in my class visit before school this morning?

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