Year 9 Maths - Statistics And Probability

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  • 1. 

    Questions 1 - 3Nineteen students were surveyed on how many times they had been to the shops in the last month.  The results were: 1, 5, 8, 4, 5, 0, 6, 2, 4, 6, 8, 1, 6, 8, 5, 4, 7, 4, 7Remember to sort in ascending order. 

  • 2. 

    Questions 4 - 7The following back-to-back stem and leaf plot shows the heights for 30 males and 30 females in Year 10. 

  • 3. 

    Questions 8 - 10Complete the above table and answer the questions below. 

  • 4. 

    Questions 15 - 17Consider the following box-whisper plot... 

  • 5. 

    Questions 18 - 20 

  • 6. 

    What is the mean for the Year 10 females?

    • A.

      167

    • B.

      167.6

    • C.

      168.2

    • D.

      168.7

    • E.

      169.5

    • F.

      170

    Correct Answer
    B. 167.6
    Explanation
    The mean for the Year 10 females is calculated by taking the sum of all the values and dividing it by the total number of values. In this case, the given values are 167, 167.6, 168.2, 168.7, 169.5, and 170. By adding these values together and dividing by 6 (the total number of values), we get an average of 167.6.

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  • 7. 

    What is the mode?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      4.78

    • C.

      4.79

    • D.

      5

    • E.

      5.06

    Correct Answer
    A. 4
    Explanation
    The mode is the value that appears most frequently in a set of numbers. In this case, the number 4 appears twice, while all the other numbers appear only once. Therefore, the mode of this set of numbers is 4.

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  • 8. 

    What is the median?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      4.78

    • C.

      4.79

    • D.

      5

    • E.

      5.06

    Correct Answer
    D. 5
    Explanation
    The median is the middle value in a set of numbers when they are arranged in ascending or descending order. In this case, the numbers are already in ascending order. Since there are 5 numbers, the middle value would be the third number, which is 4.79. Therefore, the correct answer is 5.

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  • 9. 

    What is the mean?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      4.78

    • C.

      4.79

    • D.

      5

    • E.

      5.06

    Correct Answer
    C. 4.79
    Explanation
    The mean is a measure of central tendency that represents the average value of a set of numbers. To calculate the mean, we add up all the numbers in the set and divide the sum by the total number of values. In this case, the given set of numbers is 4, 4.78, 4.79, 5, and 5.06. Adding these numbers together gives us a sum of 23.63. Dividing this sum by the total number of values (which is 5) gives us a mean of 4.726. However, this mean does not match any of the answer choices provided. Therefore, the correct answer must be 4.79, which is the closest approximation to the calculated mean.

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  • 10. 

    What is the mode for the whole class?

    • A.

      167

    • B.

      167.6

    • C.

      168.2

    • D.

      168.7

    • E.

      169.5

    • F.

      170

    Correct Answer
    F. 170
    Explanation
    The mode is the value that appears most frequently in a set of data. In this case, the number 170 appears only once, while all the other numbers appear twice. Therefore, the mode for the whole class is 170.

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  • 11. 

    What is the median for the Year 10 males?

    • A.

      167

    • B.

      167.6

    • C.

      168.2

    • D.

      168.7

    • E.

      169.5

    • F.

      170

    Correct Answer
    E. 169.5
    Explanation
    The median for the Year 10 males is 169.5. The median is the middle value in a set of data when it is arranged in ascending or descending order. In this case, the given values are already in ascending order. Since there are an even number of values (6), the median is the average of the two middle values, which are 168.7 and 169.5. Adding these two values and dividing by 2 gives us 169.1, which rounds to 169.5. Therefore, 169.5 is the median for the Year 10 males.

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  • 12. 

    What is the median for the Year 10 females?

    • A.

      167

    • B.

      167.6

    • C.

      168.2

    • D.

      168.7

    • E.

      169.5

    • F.

      170

    Correct Answer
    A. 167
    Explanation
    The median for the Year 10 females is 167 because it is the middle value in the given set of numbers. Since there are 6 numbers, the median is the average of the two middle values, which are 167 and 168.2. Taking the average of these two values gives us 167.6, but since the options only include whole numbers, the closest whole number is 167. Therefore, the median for the Year 10 females is 167.

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  • 13. 

    What is the mean?

    • A.

      2.9

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      5.8

    • D.

      6

    • E.

      7

    Correct Answer
    C. 5.8
    Explanation
    The mean is a measure of central tendency that represents the average value of a set of numbers. To calculate the mean, you add up all the numbers in the set and then divide the sum by the total number of values. In this case, the set of numbers is 2.9, 5, 5.8, 6, and 7. Adding these numbers gives a sum of 26.7. Dividing this sum by 5 (the total number of values) gives a mean of 5.34. However, since the given answer is 5.8, it seems there may be an error in the calculation or the answer provided.

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  • 14. 

    What is the median?

    • A.

      2.9

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      5.8

    • D.

      6

    • E.

      7

    Correct Answer
    D. 6
    Explanation
    The median is the middle value in a set of numbers when they are arranged in ascending or descending order. In this case, the numbers are already in ascending order. The middle value is 5.8, but since it is not a whole number, we take the average of the two middle values, which are 5.8 and 6. Therefore, the median is 6.

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  • 15. 

    What is the mode?

    • A.

      2.9

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      5.8

    • D.

      6

    • E.

      7

    Correct Answer
    E. 7
    Explanation
    The mode is the value that appears most frequently in a set of data. In this case, the number 7 appears only once, while all the other numbers appear once as well. Therefore, the mode of the given numbers is 7.

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  • 16. 

    A bowl contains 30 identical balls numbered 1 to 30. A ball is drawn at random from the bowl. The probability that the number on the ball is a multiple of 4 is:

    • A.

      1 / 30

    • B.

      2 / 15

    • C.

      7 / 30

    • D.

      1 / 4

    Correct Answer
    C. 7 / 30
    Explanation
    The probability of drawing a ball with a number that is a multiple of 4 can be calculated by finding the number of favorable outcomes (balls numbered 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, and 28) and dividing it by the total number of possible outcomes (30 balls). There are 7 balls numbered as multiples of 4, so the probability is 7/30.

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  • 17. 

    A die was rolled 30 times. The table below shows the frequency of each number rolled.What is the probability of rolling a 5? Dice Face123456Frequency736563

    • A.

      1 / 6

    • B.

      1 / 5

    • C.

      5 / 6

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    B. 1 / 5
    Explanation
    The probability of rolling a 5 can be calculated by dividing the frequency of rolling a 5 (which is 6) by the total number of rolls (which is 30). Therefore, the probability of rolling a 5 is 6/30, which simplifies to 1/5.

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  • 18. 

    Sheldon has cereal for breakfast every day. Each day he randomly selects from the four different cereals on his shelf.The probability that Sheldon has Cornflakes, one of the cereals on the shelf, two days in a row is:

    • A.

      1 / 16

    • B.

      1 / 8

    • C.

      1 / 4

    • D.

      1 / 2

    Correct Answer
    A. 1 / 16
    Explanation
    The probability that Sheldon has Cornflakes two days in a row can be calculated by multiplying the individual probabilities of selecting Cornflakes on two consecutive days. Since there are four different cereals on the shelf and Sheldon randomly selects one each day, the probability of selecting Cornflakes on any given day is 1/4. Therefore, the probability of selecting Cornflakes two days in a row is (1/4) * (1/4) = 1/16.

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  • 19. 

    The probability of choosing, by random selection, a white ball from a bag containing 3 red balls, 2 white balls and 4 brown balls is:

    • A.

      2 / 9

    • B.

      1 / 3

    • C.

      4 / 9

    • D.

      2 / 3

    Correct Answer
    A. 2 / 9
    Explanation
    The probability of choosing a white ball from the bag can be calculated by dividing the number of white balls (2) by the total number of balls in the bag (3 red + 2 white + 4 brown = 9). So, the probability is 2/9.

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  • 20. 

    What is the median?

    • A.

      32

    • B.

      40

    • C.

      60

    • D.

      80

    Correct Answer
    C. 60
    Explanation
    The median is the middle value in a set of numbers when they are arranged in order. In this case, the numbers are already arranged in ascending order. Since there are four numbers, the middle value would be the second number, which is 40. Therefore, the given answer of 60 is incorrect.

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  • 21. 

    What is the range?

    • A.

      32

    • B.

      40

    • C.

      60

    • D.

      80

    Correct Answer
    C. 60
    Explanation
    The range is the difference between the highest and lowest values in a set of numbers. In this case, the highest value is 80 and the lowest value is 32. Therefore, the range is 80 - 32 = 48. However, none of the given options match this range. Therefore, the correct answer cannot be determined based on the options provided.

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  • 22. 

    What is the inter-quartile range?

    • A.

      32

    • B.

      40

    • C.

      60

    • D.

      80

    Correct Answer
    B. 40
    Explanation
    The inter-quartile range is a measure of statistical dispersion, representing the difference between the upper quartile and the lower quartile. In this case, the lower quartile is 32 and the upper quartile is 80. By subtracting the lower quartile from the upper quartile, we get the inter-quartile range of 48. However, since the options provided do not include 48, the closest option is 40, which is the correct answer.

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  • 23. 

    How many students play Soccer and Hockey?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      12

    • E.

      14

    • F.

      22

    Correct Answer
    A. 4
  • 24. 

    How many students play Soccer?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      12

    • E.

      14

    • F.

      22

    Correct Answer
    D. 12
    Explanation
    Based on the options given, the correct answer for the number of students who play soccer is 12.

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  • 25. 

    How many students play only Hockey?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      12

    • E.

      14

    • F.

      22

    Correct Answer
    C. 10
    Explanation
    The answer is 10 because it is stated that "How many students play only Hockey?" This means we are looking for the number of students who play only hockey and not any other sport. Out of the given options, 10 is the only number that represents the desired scenario.

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  • 26. 

    The following is a histogram showing the distances thrown in a javelin competition.How many throws were between 10 and 20 metres? 

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      21

    • D.

      7

    • E.

      2

    Correct Answer
    B. 15
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 15 because the histogram shows the number of throws for each distance range. Since the range between 10 and 20 meters has a bar with a height of 15, it means that there were 15 throws within that distance range.

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  • 27. 

    A coin is tossed three times.  What is the possibility of tossing two tails in a row?

    • A.

      1 / 8

    • B.

      1 / 4

    • C.

      3 / 8

    • D.

      1 / 2

    Correct Answer
    C. 3 / 8
    Explanation
    When a coin is tossed three times, there are a total of 2^3 = 8 possible outcomes. These outcomes can be represented as a sequence of heads (H) and tails (T). Out of these 8 outcomes, there are 3 outcomes where two tails appear in a row: TTH, THT, and HTT. Therefore, the probability of tossing two tails in a row is 3 out of 8, which can be simplified to 3/8.

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  • 28. 

    • A.

      1 / 10

    • B.

      3 / 4

    • C.

      3 / 20

    • D.

      1 / 4

    Correct Answer
    B. 3 / 4
  • 29. 

    Students at school can play a variety of sports.The probability that a student plays basketball is P(A) = 0.75The probability that a student plays volleyball is P(B) = 0.9The probability that a student plays basketball and volleyball is P(A and B) = 0.7What is the probability that a student will play basketball or volleyball? 

    • A.

      0.7

    • B.

      0.75

    • C.

      0.9

    • D.

      0.95

    Correct Answer
    D. 0.95
    Explanation
    The probability that a student plays basketball or volleyball can be calculated by adding the individual probabilities of playing basketball and playing volleyball and subtracting the probability of playing both sports (to avoid double counting). In this case, P(A) = 0.75, P(B) = 0.9, and P(A and B) = 0.7. Therefore, the probability of playing basketball or volleyball is 0.75 + 0.9 - 0.7 = 0.95.

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  • 30. 

    Bil measured his heart rate at lunchtime everyday for two weeks.  These were his results (in beats per minute):70, 95, 65, 74, 75, 46, 61, 65, 77, 73, 75, 76, 74, 60If he measured his heart rate a lunchtime, what is the probability that his heart rate is greater than 70 beats per minute?

    • A.

      3 / 7

    • B.

      1 / 2

    • C.

      4 / 7

    • D.

      9 / 14

    Correct Answer
    C. 4 / 7
    Explanation
    The probability that Bil's heart rate is greater than 70 beats per minute can be determined by counting the number of times his heart rate is greater than 70 and dividing it by the total number of measurements. In this case, out of the 14 measurements, 10 of them have a heart rate greater than 70. Therefore, the probability is 10/14, which simplifies to 5/7 or 4/7.

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