#  As a group, we thought it be interesting to see how many of our peers drop out of school.  Since in the United States education is so important, we.

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 As a group, we thought it be interesting to see how many of our peers drop out of school.  Since in the United States education is so important, we were interested to see how many kids thought other wise.

Vermont1000 Wyoming2000 North Dakota3000 New Hampshire3000 South Dakota3000 Alaska4000 Rhode Island4000 Maine4000 Delaware4000 Hawaii5000 Montana5000 Nebraska5000 Idaho6000 Iowa6000 Kansas8000

West Virginia8000 Minnesota8000 Connecticut10000 New Mexico11000 Wisconsin12000 Utah12000 Nevada13000 Oregon13000 Mississippi14000 Arkansas15000 Kentucky16000 Massachusetts17000 New Jersey18000 Oklahoma18000 South Carolina18000

Virginia19000 Colorado20000 Maryland20000 Alabama21000 Missouri22000 Tennsessee23000 Washington25000 Louisiana27000 Indiana30000 Ohio32000 Arizona32000 Pennsylvania37000 Michigan37000 North Carolina41000 Illinois44000

Georgia49000 New York62000 Florida62000 Texas105000 California141000

N= 50 CL= 95% Z-score- 1.96 S.D= 25,605 Mean= 22,551 Confidence Intervals 15.453<µ<29,649 We can be 95% confident that the average drop out rate in the United States is between 15,453 and 29, 649 people.

Confidence Level Confidence Interval 95%15,453<µ<29,649 98%14,114<µ<30,988 90%16,617< µ<28,485 99%13,028<µ<48,158

 Our group came to the conclusion that the numbers given were misleading.  Some states look like they had a lot of dropouts, when really it was because of the size of the state, rather than the educational system.  It seems that in larger states more kids tend to drop out of school. Why do you think this is so?

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