Asked Jan 4, 2020

San Francisco Giants. From the Baseball Almanac website, we found the heights, in inches, of the players on the 2012 World Series–winning San Francisco Giants baseball team.

76 75 77 75 72 74 73 71 75
7! 76 74 72 72 76 75 76 72
70 76 76 74 74 73 71 74 73
77 72 74 73 73 76 76 71 70
71 71 72 73 74 74 71 76 73

a. Construct a stem-and-leaf diagram of these data with five lines per stem.
b. Why is it better to use five lines per stem here instead of one or two lines per stem?


Expert Answer

Step 1


Step-by-step software procedure to draw stem and leaf plot using MINITAB software is as follows:

  • Select Graph > Stem and leaf.
  • Select the column of heights in Graph variables.
  • In Increment enter 10
  • Select OK.
Step 2

Output is obtained as follows:

Statistics homework question answer, step 2, image 1
Step 3

From the given data set, it can be observed that each observation consists two digits. Therefore, the last digit of the observation denoted as leaf and...

Statistics homework question answer, step 3, image 1

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