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# Statistical questions

Statistics is about collecting, presenting, and analyzing data. Variability, a key concept in statistics, refers to how much data points differ from each other. Statistical questions require collecting data with variability to answer. For example, asking about the average number of cars in a parking lot on Monday mornings is a statistical question.

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

Sal: grapes and bricks
• I think cement and concrete are good for making your teeth strong.
• 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
• Maybe... Maybe
(1 vote)
• why and who eats BRICKS and why that many grapes
• who doesnt
• "How many teeth does my mother have?" was the question, and Sal answered 30. Poor mother! Adults are supposed to have 32 because of the tailpiece teeth, and if they don't have tailpiece teeth, then they'd be 28. Poor mother...
• L mother, probably got punched and lost some
• Drinking bleach is the best thing I have ever done! comment if you agree with me and you want to advertise bleach! (a joke)
• Good, if it was real, then you would have some problems
(1 vote)
• yesterday i ate some fine aged bricks i found in an abandoned ghost town