Mathematics

Question

In a survey, 15 high school students said they could drive and 15 said they could not. Out of 60 college students surveyed, 30 said they could drive. Micah concluded that knowing that a person is in college means they are more likely to drive. Is Micah’s conclusion correct? Explain.

2 Answer

  • Micas conclusion is incorrect. There were 30 high school students surveyed and 15 of them said that they could drive, and out of the 60 college students half of them also said they could drive. In both situations, half of the groups were able to drive which shows that his conclusion of knowing that a person is in college means they are more likely to drive is incorrect.

  • Sample Response: No, Micah is not correct. Since there are equal numbers in the group that drive and the group that doesn’t drive, the relative frequency for each is 50%. Because the relative frequencies are the same, there is no association between the variables.

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