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Question

# The table shows the monthly attendance in thousands at museums in one country over a 12- month period.a) Complete the scatter plot to represent the data.b) Identify any outlier in the scatter plotc) What situation might have caused an outlier?

Hint:

## The correct answer is: We are asked to plot a scatter graph for the given table, find an outlier, if any and reason to have an outlier.

### ANSWER:Step 1 of 3:Take month in the x- axis and people visited in y- axis.Then the corresponding coordinate points would be:(5,6),(5,9),(6,6),(6,12),(6,36),(7,3),(10,21),(10,27),(11,18),(11,24),(12,24),(12,18),(12,3)Thus, the corresponding scatter plot is:Step 2 of 3:The outlier in the scatter plot would be at (6, 36).Step 3 of 3:The reason for the formation of an outlier is because there were an exponential number of visitors to the museum on the sixth month with respect to the average visitors.

Outliers are points that behave differently from the rest of the group. They portray an abnormality in the scatter plot which in turn is caused by the drastic change in the coordinate point with respective to other values.