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Assignment #1
2004 Presidential Election
An exit poll was conducted in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, in which a random sample of 40 voters revealed whom they voted for in the presidential election. The results of the survey are as follows:
Kerry

Kerry

Bush

Bush

Bush

Kerry

Kerry

Bush

Kerry

Bush

Kerry

Bush

Bush

Bush

Kerry

Kerry

Kerry

Bush

Bush

Kerry

Badnarik

Bush

Kerry

Bush

Kerry

Bush

Kerry

Bush

Bush

Bush

Kerry

Kerry

Bush

Bush

Bush

Nader

Bush

Kerry

Bush

Kerry


Construct a frequency distribution.

Construct a relative frequency distribution.

Construct a frequency bar graph.

Construct a relative frequency bar graph.

Construct a Pareto chart.


On the basis of the data, make a conjecture about which candidate will win Los Alamos County.

Would your conjecture be descriptive statistics or inferential statistics?
3) If George W. Bush wins Los Alamos County, what conclusions might be drawn, assuming that the sample was conducted appropriately?
4) Would you be confident in making this prediction with a sample of 40?
5) If the sample consisted of 100 voters, would you be more confident? 