GeoGebra Classroom

A.3.2.2 City Cat, Country Cat

200 people were asked if they prefer dogs or cats, and whether they live in a rural or urban setting. The actual values collected from the survey are in the first table. The next table shows what percentage of the 200 total people included are represented by each combination of categories. The segmented bar graph represents the same information graphically. The next table shows the percentage of each column that had a certain pet preference in a column relative frequency table. The segmented bar graph represents the same information graphically. The last table shows the percentage of each row that live in a certain area in a row relative frequency table. The segmented bar graph represents the same information graphically.

Look at the first percentage frequency table. How were numbers from the original table used to get the percentage of people that are rural and prefer dogs (12%)?

Look at the column relative frequncy table. How were numbers from the original table used to get the percentage of rural people that prefer dogs (36%)?

Look at the row relative frequncy table. How were numbers from the original table used to get the percentage of people that prefer dogs who live in a rural setting (23%)?

What percentage of those surveyed live in an urban area and prefer dogs?

Among the people surveyed who prefer dogs, what percentage of them live in an urban setting?

What percentage of people surveyed who live in an urban setting prefer dogs?

How many of the people responded that they prefer dogs and live in an urban setting?

Among the people surveyed, are there more people who prefer dogs or cats?

Your pet food company has access to a billboard in a rural setting. Would you recommend advertising dog food or cat food on this billboard? Which table did you use to make this decision? Explain your reasoning.