# From the e-Activity, select ten (10) states and calculate the mean and standard deviation for average insurance costs

1) “Statistics are Everywhere” (Note: Please respond to one [1] of the following two [2] bulleted items)

a)From the e-Activity, summarize the blog entry that you have read. Next, explain the manner in which Nate Silver’s analysis in your chosen blog entry addresses the salient points of one particular topic related to this class.

b) H.G. Wells once said “Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write!” Take a position on whether you agree or disagree with this statement, and provide a rationale for your response.

2) “Graphical Representations of Data” Please respond to the following:

a)From the e-Activity, discuss the data that the graph is used to visually represent. Speculate on why the editor chose the graph, as opposed to merely reporting the data.

e-Activity. Visit one (1) of the following newspaper’s Websites: Wall Street JournalWashington PostUSA Today, or New York Times. Select a line graph, pie chart, or bar chart on the Website

3)”Data Description” (Note: Please respond to one [1] of the following two [2] bulleted items)

a) From the e-Activity, the table shows Average Insurance Costs by State. Select two (2) states that are of interest to you. Next, speculate on three (3) possible reasons why the states you have chosen would have a difference in average insurance costs.

b)From the e-Activity, select ten (10) states and calculate the mean and standard deviation for average insurance costs. Next, calculate the mean and standard deviation for average insurance costs for all 51 states. Compare and contrast the means and standard deviations for the ten (10) states you selected and all fifty one (51) states.