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Table 1.7 shows data for seven colleges and universities. The endowment (in billions of dollars) and the percentage of applicants admitted are shown ( USA Today , February 3, 2008). The state each school is located in, the campus setting, and the NCAA Division for varsity teams were obtained from the National Center of Education Statistics website, February 22, 2008. a. How many elements are in the data set? b. How many variables are in the data set? c. Which of the variables are categorical and which are quantitative? TABLE 1.7 DATA FOR SEVEN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES School State Campus Setting Endowment ($ billions) % Applicants Admitted NCAA Division Amherst College Massachusetts Town: Fringe 1.7 18 III Duke North Carolina City: Midsize 5.9 21 I-A Harvard University Massachusetts City: Midsize 34.6 9 I-AA Swarthmore College Pennsylvania Suburb: Large 1.4 18 III University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania City: Large 6.6 18 I-AA Williams College Massachusetts Town: Fringe 1.9 18 III Yale University Connecticut City: Midsize 22.5 9 I-AA

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12th Edition
David R. Anderson + 4 others
Publisher: South-Western College Pub
ISBN: 9781285846323

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Table 1.7 shows data for seven colleges and universities. The endowment (in billions of dollars) and the percentage of applicants admitted are shown (USA Today, February 3, 2008). The state each school is located in, the campus setting, and the NCAA Division for varsity teams were obtained from the National Center of Education Statistics website, February 22, 2008.

  1. a. How many elements are in the data set?
  2. b. How many variables are in the data set?
  3. c. Which of the variables are categorical and which are quantitative?

TABLE 1.7    DATA FOR SEVEN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

School State Campus Setting Endowment ($ billions) % Applicants Admitted NCAA Division
Amherst College Massachusetts Town: Fringe 1.7 18 III
Duke North Carolina City: Midsize 5.9 21 I-A
Harvard University Massachusetts City: Midsize 34.6 9 I-AA
Swarthmore College Pennsylvania Suburb: Large 1.4 18 III
University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania City: Large 6.6 18 I-AA
Williams College Massachusetts Town: Fringe 1.9 18 III
Yale University Connecticut City: Midsize 22.5 9 I-AA

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