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Is it true that girls perform better than boys in the study of languages and so-called soft sciences? Here are several Advanced Placement subjects and

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asked 2021-06-06
Is it true that girls perform better than boys in the study of languages and so-called soft sciences? Here are several Advanced Placement subjects and the percent of examinations taken by female candidates in 2007: English Language/Composition, 63\%63%; French Language, 70\%70%; Spanish Language, 64\%64%; and Psychology, 65\%65%. (a) Explain clearly why we cannot use a pie chart to display these data, even if we know the percent of exams taken by girls for every subject. (b) Make a bar graph of the data. Order the bars from tallest to shortest; this will make comparisons easier. (c) Do these data answer the question about whether girls perform better in these subject areas? Why or why not?

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2021-06-07
[graf]
(c) No, because the percents are only of the examinations taken, not of the results of the girls and we also know any resukts of the boys.
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