Determine whether the number described is a statistic or a parameter. Of the students enrolled in a certain college, 80%, are full-time.

Determine whether the number described is a statistic or a parameter. Of the students enrolled in a certain college, 80%, are full-time.

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asked 2021-02-02
Determine whether the number described is a statistic or a parameter.
Of the students enrolled in a certain college, 80%, are full-time.

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2021-02-03
The difference between a statistic and a parameter is that statistic describe a sample while a parameter describes an entire population.
Hence, the number described is a statistic because it is a sample of the population of students enrolled in a certain college.
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