Download the App!

Get 24/7 study help with the Numerade app for iOS and Android! Enter your email for an invite.

Question

Answered step-by-step

Every year the U.S. Census Bureau counts the number of people living in poverty. The bureau uses money income thresholds as its definition of poverty, so noncash benefits such as Medicaid and food stamps do not count toward poverty thresholds. For example, in 2002 the poverty threshold for a family of three was $\$ 14,348 .$ The bar chart represents the number of people living in poverty in the United States in $2003,$ by ethnicity, based on March 2004 estimates.(GRAPH CAN'T COPY)

Video Answer

Solved by verified expert

This problem has been solved!

Try Numerade free for 7 days

Like

Report

Official textbook answer

Video by Jeremiah Mbaria

Numerade Educator

This textbook answer is only visible when subscribed! Please subscribe to view the answer

Intro Stats / AP Statistics

Chapter 2

Organizing and Summarizing Data

Section 1

Organizing Qualitative Data

Descriptive Statistics

Temple University

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Cairn University

Idaho State University

Lectures

03:11

Every year the U.S. Census…

0:00

The U.S. Census Bureau use…

01:54

Poverty thresholds are det…

02:26

Poverty Threshold Poverty …

01:47

01:56

This chart displays th…

02:33

02:12

The table lists how povert…

07:03

The following table shows …

02:10

in this exercise were given a budget that represents the number of people living in poverty In the United States, the year 2003. And it gives us the ethnicities by ethnicity, where we have white, black, hispanic and others. So in the first part of the question, We're supposed to find out how many whites were living in poverty in the year 2003. So we need to go and look for the bar that represents the whites that are living in poverty and in this case, the height of that bar, he is 22 1000 100 96. So we have a total of 22,186 whites uh living in poverty in part B we're supposed to find out of the impoverished, what percent were hispanic? No. First, we would need to add the total from the bar chat. That is 22,000 196 whites plus 11,390 duck class 12114 Hispanic And 3551 from other groups. So the total for that equals 49,000 251. So now we want to determine the percentage of hispanic. So this is what we're supposed to check for. So you can rock it up. one, Divided by 49,251. And then you multiply that by 100%. So that gives us 24 .6%. So of the impoverished 24.6% are Hispanic in Patsy. The problem, we're supposed to find out how the graph might be misleading. Now when you look at the levels for the vertical axis there, the label is frequency in brackets in thousands. And the first bar for the whites has a height of 2196. Now, the label Right next to that is 20,000 for the fast buck, Uh for the, you know, just below uh just below the highest spot. And then the next is 25,000. Now you notice by saying the frequency is in thousands. We ought to have Instead of 20,000, we should have 20, And instead of 25,000 we should have 25. So it's a misleading because the person may think that we're talking about 25 Thousand,000, that's about 25 million. And and that is misleading if you follow The instruction of frequency in 1000. So this really would mean 25 million When it's supposed to mean 25,000.

View More Answers From This Book

Find Another Textbook

02:53

6.A solid right circular cone of height 60cm and radius 30cm is dropped in a…

04:05

1. A hollow cylindrical pipe has inner circumference 44dm and outer circumfe…

If (x^15 - 199) is divided by (x - 1), find the remainder.

00:35

A golf ball has diameter equal to 4.1 cm. Its surface has 150 dimples each o…

01:45

If three (or) more parallel lines make equal intercepts on one transversal t…

02:29

If 2x – 3y = 5 and xy = 4. Find 4x2 + 9y2.

02:11

The king, queen and jack of clubs are removed from a deck of 52 playing card…

05:46

AB is a chord of length 9.6 cm of a circle with centre O and radius 6 cm.If …

05:56

A Tourist has Rs.10000 with him. He calculated that he could spend Rs.x ever…

02:18

A ballon is connected to an electric pole by a cable of length 215 m incline…