0364 Linear & Log Scales

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  • 1. 

    I collect data relating to the length of different 70 different animals.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    B. Logarithmic Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets are thousands of values apart, logarithmic scales will compress larger values substantially.

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  • 2. 

    I collect data relating to the population of the world since man first inhabited the planet.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    B. Logarithmic Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets are thousands of values apart, logarithmic scales will compress larger values substantially.

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  • 3. 

    I collect data relating to the use of mobile phones since it was first commercially available.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    B. Logarithmic Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets are thousands of values apart, logarithmic scales will compress larger values substantially.

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  • 4. 

    I collect data relating to population of 200 countries around the world.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    B. Logarithmic Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets are thousands of values apart, logarithmic scales will compress larger values substantially.

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  • 5. 

    I collect data relating to price of cars available in Australia.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    B. Logarithmic Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets are thousands of values apart, logarithmic scales will compress larger values substantially.

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  • 6. 

    I collect data relating to the number of cattle owned by farmers across Australia.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    B. Logarithmic Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets are thousands of values apart, logarithmic scales will compress larger values substantially.

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  • 7. 

    I collect data relating to the number of hectares of land owned by farming families around Australia.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    B. Logarithmic Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets are thousands of values apart, logarithmic scales will compress larger values substantially.

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  • 8. 

    I collect data relating to the number of kilometres travelled in a single year by 200 business owners.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    B. Logarithmic Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets are thousands of values apart, logarithmic scales will compress larger values substantially.

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  • 9. 

    I collect data relating to the number of followers that 150 people have on Twitter.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    B. Logarithmic Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets are thousands of values apart, logarithmic scales will compress larger values substantially.

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  • 10. 

    I collect data relating to the number of vehicles on the road in Australian since the early 1900's.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    B. Logarithmic Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets are thousands of values apart, logarithmic scales will compress larger values substantially.

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  • 11. 

    I collect data relating to the number of vehicles passing through a given intersection per day.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    A. Linear Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets can be grouped together to form intervals that will be close together, data can be displayed in a histogram to good effect. Logarithmic data is virtually useless on a histogram, because no 'shape' can be derived.

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  • 12. 

    I collect data relating to the game day attendance at the MCG over the course of an AFL season.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    A. Linear Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets can be grouped together to form intervals that will be close together, data can be displayed in a histogram to good effect. Logarithmic data is virtually useless on a histogram, because no 'shape' can be derived.

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  • 13. 

    I collect data relating to the game day attendance at all matches played in Melbourne over the course of an AFL season.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    A. Linear Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets can be grouped together to form intervals that will be close together, data can be displayed in a histogram to good effect. Logarithmic data is virtually useless on a histogram, because no 'shape' can be derived.

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  • 14. 

    I collect data relating to the number of spare seats at Rod Laver Arena across 100 rock concerts.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    A. Linear Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets can be grouped together to form intervals that will be close together, data can be displayed in a histogram to good effect. Logarithmic data is virtually useless on a histogram, because no 'shape' can be derived.

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  • 15. 

    I collect data relating to the time it takes 200  randomly selected athletes to complete the Melbourne Marathon.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    A. Linear Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets can be grouped together to form intervals that will be close together, data can be displayed in a histogram to good effect. Logarithmic data is virtually useless on a histogram, because no 'shape' can be derived.

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  • 16. 

    I collect data relating to the cost of the electricity bill across 300 homes in Ballarat.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    A. Linear Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets can be grouped together to form intervals that will be close together, data can be displayed in a histogram to good effect. Logarithmic data is virtually useless on a histogram, because no 'shape' can be derived.

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  • 17. 

    I collect data relating to maximum temperature recorded across 200 countries around the world in Summer.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    A. Linear Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets can be grouped together to form intervals that will be close together, data can be displayed in a histogram to good effect. Logarithmic data is virtually useless on a histogram, because no 'shape' can be derived.

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  • 18. 

    I collect data relating to volume of rain water stored on site at 500 new homes.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    A. Linear Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets can be grouped together to form intervals that will be close together, data can be displayed in a histogram to good effect. Logarithmic data is virtually useless on a histogram, because no 'shape' can be derived.

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  • 19. 

    I collect data relating to top speed of 50 different cars.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    A. Linear Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets can be grouped together to form intervals that will be close together, data can be displayed in a histogram to good effect. Logarithmic data is virtually useless on a histogram, because no 'shape' can be derived.

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  • 20. 

    I collect data relating to number of children in 200 secondary schools around Australia.Which scale would be most appropriate for displaying the collected data?

    • A.

      Linear Scale

    • B.

      Logarithmic Scale

    Correct Answer
    A. Linear Scale
    Explanation
    When the data sets can be grouped together to form intervals that will be close together, data can be displayed in a histogram to good effect. Logarithmic data is virtually useless on a histogram, because no 'shape' can be derived.

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