# Professional athletes are threatening to strike because they claim that they are underpaid. The team owners have released a statement that says, in part, “The average salary for players was \$1.2 million last year.” The players counter by issuing their own statement that says, in part, “The typical player earned only \$753,000 last year.” Is either side necessarily lying? If you were a sports reporter and had just read Chapter 3 of this text, what questions would you ask about these statistics?

### Essentials Of Statistics

4th Edition
HEALEY + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781305093836

### Essentials Of Statistics

4th Edition
HEALEY + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781305093836

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## Professional athletes are threatening to strike because they claim that they are underpaid. The team owners have released a statement that says, in part, “The average salary for players was \$1.2 million last year.” The players counter by issuing their own statement that says, in part, “The typical player earned only \$753,000 last year.” Is either side necessarily lying? If you were a sports reporter and had just read Chapter 3 of this text, what questions would you ask about these statistics?

Expert Solution
To determine

To Compute:

The mean and the mean for both the pretest and posttest

### Explanation of Solution

The owners have reported the average value, whereas the players have reported the individual median score. If we observe the two values, mean is greater th...

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