Question:

The dotplots below show the distribution of the number of pockets on clothing for a group of 12 boys and for a group of 13 girls.

Based on the graphs, which of the following statements is true?

(A) The data vary more for the boys than for the girls.

(B) The median number of pockets for boys is larger than the median for girls.

(C) The mode for the boys and for the girls is 4.

(D) The maximum number of pockets for boys is larger than the maximum number of pockets for girls.

Level:
Beginning

### Standards

6.SP.2: Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.

6.SP.5c: Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by: Giving quantitative measures of center (median and/or mean) and variability (interquartile range and/or mean absolute deviation), as well as describing any overall pattern and any striking deviations from the overall pattern with reference to the context in which the data were gathered.

S-ID.2:  Use statistics appropriate to the shape of the data distribution to compare center (median, mean) and spread (interquartile range, standard deviation) of two or more different data sets.