# Determining Population Trends Using a Sample Population

Skill:

Make inferences about a population based on a sample and compare variation in multiple samples.

# Determining Population Trends Using a Sample Population

Form inferences about the costs of roses based on a sample of recorded prices. Analyze a dot plot and the mean and median.

### Putting It All Together

*Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.*

### Open-ended question 1

What do you notice about the dot plot?

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### Open-ended question 2

Which appears to be a better measure of the middle of the data: the mean or the median?

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### Open-ended question 3

Why would the cost of a dozen roses vary so much over a year? When would you expect them to cost the most?

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