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## Measurement & Data - Statistics & Probability 218-221

### Unit 1: Lesson 2

Statistical questions

# Statistical questions

What makes a question a "statistical question"?

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• Scriptor: Sal, what should we have the 2 people eat?

Sal: grapes and bricks
• i have eaten 489 bricks toay
• what's you favorite type? I like the classic green moldy ones, well cooked and seasoned with scallops and onions!
• My question is that, how can you tell if is a statistical question?
• You can tell if a question is statistical or not. It is statistical if it does not have a definite answer. It also has to be about more than one thing. Suppose you ask what is my pet's weight (like Sal said in around ). That would not be statistical because it is about 1 thing and it has a definite answer, because it is at this time it can't change. Also it has one data point, it has to be over one data point.

If you ask what is the average weight of all the pet's in Toronto ( it could also be all the pets in the world but that would be very hard) then that would be a statistical question. This is because you have to go and find out the weight for more than 1 pet.

So basically if you have over 1 data point then it is statistical but if it is only one data point then it is non statistical.
• WHo eats Bricks? And 235, and 318 GRAPES! Someone needs to take a break from grapes. Those peope probably have toilet troubles. LOL
• what does Statistical even mean?
• : a branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of masses of numerical data. 2 : a collection of quantitative data.
• why did they ask if people eat brickes because oveasly nobody eats brickes.
• Yeah no one eats bricks I think he eats bricks
• how come sal never replys to any of our questions?