 The collection, recording, and presentation of data help us organize our experiences and draw inferences from them.
 The data that is collected needs to be organized in a proper table so that it becomes easy to understand and interpret.
 Representative Values
 Arithmetic Mean
 Range
 Mode
 Median
 Arithmetic mean is one of the representative values of data.
 Average is the number that represents or shows the central tendency or representative values of data.
 Range is the difference between the highest and lowest observation which gives the idea of the spread of the observations.
 Mode is another form of central tendency or representative value. The mode of observation is the observation that occurs most often.
 Median is also a form of representative value. It refers to the value which lies in the middle of the data with half of the observations above it and other half below it.
 A bar graph is a representation of numbers using bars of uniform widths.
 Students will be briefed about double bar graphs also. Double bar graph help to compare two collections of data at a glance.
For topic wise assessment unsolved problems are given in the chapter. The chapter contains 4 unsolved exercises.
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Question 1:
Find the range of heights of any ten students of your class.
Answer:
Let the heights (in cm) of 10 students of our class be
125, 127, 132, 133, 134, 136,138, 141, 144, 146
Highest value among these observations = 146
Lowest value among these observations = 125
Range = Highest value − Lowest value
= (146 − 125) cm
= 21 cm
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Question 2:
Organise the following marks in a class assessment, in a tabular form.
4, 6, 7, 5, 3, 5, 4, 5, 2, 6, 2, 5, 1, 9, 6, 5, 8, 4, 6, 7
(i) Which number is the highest?
(ii) Which number is the lowest?
(iii) What is the range of the data?
(iv) Find the arithmetic mean.
Answer:
Marks 
Tally marks 
Frequency 
1 
1 

2 

2 
3 
1 

4 

3 
5 
5 

6 

4 
7 

2 
8 
1 

9 
1 
(i) Highest number = 9
(ii) Lowest number = 1
(iii) Range = (9 − 1) = 8
(iv) Sum of all the observations = 4 + 6 + 7 + 5 + 3 + 5 + 4 + 5 + 2 + 6 + 2
+ 5 + 1 + 9 + 6 + 5 + 8 + 4 + 6 + 7
= 100
Total number of observations = 20
=
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Question 3:
Find the mean of the first five whole numbers.
Answer:
First five whole numbers are 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Mean =
Therefore, the mean of first five whole numbers is 2.
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Question 4:
A cricketer scores the following runs in eight innings:
58, 76, 40, 35, 46, 45, 0, 100
Find the mean score.
Answer:
Runs scored by the cricketer are 58, 76, 40, 35, 46, 45, 0, and 100.
Mean score = =
Therefore, mean score is 50.
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Question 5:
Following table shows the points of each player scored in four games:
Player 
Game 1 
Game 2 
Game 3 
Game 4 
A 
14 
16 
10 
10 
B 
0 
8 
6 
4 
C 
8 
11 
Did not play 
13 
Now answer the following questions:
(i) Find the mean to determine A’s average number of points scored per game.
(ii) To find the mean number of points per game for C, would you divide the total points by 3 or by 4? Why?
(iii) B played in all the four games. How would you find the mean?
(iv) Who is the best performer?
Answer:
(i) A’s average number of points =
=
(ii) To find the mean number of points per game for C, we will divide the total points by 3 because C played 3 games.
(iii) Mean of B’s score =
(iv) The best performer will have the greatest average among all. Now we can observe that the average of A is 12.5 which is more than that of B and C. Therefore, A is the best performer among these three.
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Question 6:
The marks (out of 100) obtained by a group of students in a science test are 85, 76, 90, 85, 39, 48, 56, 95, 81 and 75. Find the:
(i) Highest and the lowest marks obtained by the students.
(ii) Range of the marks obtained.
(iii) Mean marks obtained by the group.
Answer:
The marks obtained by the group of students in a science test can be arranged in an ascending order as follows.
39, 48, 56, 75, 76, 81, 85, 85, 90, 95
(i) Highest marks = 95
Lowest marks = 39
(ii) Range = 95 − 39
= 56
(iii) Mean marks =
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Question 7:
The enrolment in a school during six consecutive years was as follow:
1555, 1670, 1750, 2013, 2540, 2820
Find the mean enrolment of the school for this period.
Answer:
Mean enrolment =
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Question 8:
The rainfall (in mm) in a city on 7 days of a certain week was recorded as follows:
Days 
Rain fall (in mm) 
Monday 
0.0 
Tuesday 
12.2 
Wednesday 
2.1 
Thursday 
0.0 
Friday 
20.5 
Saturday 
5.5 
Sunday 
1.0 
(i) Find the range of the rainfall in the above data.
(ii) Find the mean rainfall for the week.
(iii) On how many days was the rainfall less than the mean rainfall.
Answer:
(i) Range = (20.5 − 0.0) mm
= 20.5 mm
(ii) Mean rainfall =
(iii) For 5 days (i.e., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday), the rainfall was less than the average rainfall.
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Question 9:
The heights of 10 girls were measured in cm and the results are as follows:
135, 150, 139, 128, 151, 132, 146, 149, 143, 141
(i) What is the height of the tallest girl?
(ii) What is the height of the shortest girl?
(iii) What is the range of the data?
(iv) What is the mean height of the girls?
(v) How many girls have heights more than the mean height.
Answer:
Arranging the heights of 10 girls in an ascending order,
128, 132, 135, 139, 141, 143, 146, 149, 150, 151
(i) Height of the tallest girl = 151 cm
(ii) Height of the shortest girl = 128 cm
(iii) Range = (151 − 128) cm
= 23 cm
(iv) Mean height =
(v) The heights of 5 girls are greater than the mean height (i.e., 141.4 cm) and these heights are 143, 146, 149, 150, and 151 cm.
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Question 1:
The scores in mathematics test (out of 25) of 15 students is as follows:
19, 25, 23, 20, 9, 20, 15, 10, 5, 16, 25, 20, 24, 12, 20
Find the mode and median of this data. Are they same?
Answer:
Scores of 15 students in mathematics test are
19, 25, 23, 20, 9, 20, 15, 10, 5, 16, 25, 20, 24, 12, 20
Arranging these scores in an ascending order,
5, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 20, 20, 20, 23, 24, 25, 25
Mode of a given data is that value of observation which occurs for the most number of times. Median of a given data is the middle observation when the data is arranged in an ascending or descending order.
As there are 15 terms in the given data, therefore, the median of this data will be the 8th observation.
Hence, median = 20
Also, it can be observed that 20 occurs 4 times (i.e., maximum number of times).
Therefore, mode of this data = 20
Yes, both are same.
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Question 2:
The run scored in a cricket match by 11 players is as follows:
6, 15, 120, 50, 100, 80, 10, 15, 8, 10, 15
Find the mean, mode and median of this data. Are the three same?
Answer:
The runs scored by 11 players are
6, 15, 120, 50, 100, 80, 10, 15, 8, 10, 15
Arranging these scores in an ascending order,
6, 8, 10, 10, 15, 15, 15, 50, 80, 100, 120
Mean =
Mode of a given data is that value of observation which occurs for the most number of times and the median of the given data is the middle observation when the data is arranged in an ascending or descending order.
As there are 11 terms in the given data, therefore, the median of this data will be the 6th observation.
Median = 15
Also, it can be observed that 15 occurs 3 times (i.e., maximum number of times).
Therefore, mode of this data = 15
No, these three are not same.
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Question 3:
The weights (in kg.) of 15 students of a class are:
38, 42, 35, 37, 45, 50, 32, 43, 43, 40, 36, 38, 43, 38, 47
(i) Find the mode and median of this data.
(ii) Is there more than one mode?
Answer:
The weights of 15 students are
38, 42, 35, 37, 45, 50, 32, 43, 43, 40, 36, 38, 43, 38, 47
Arranging these weights in ascending order,
32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 38, 38, 40, 42, 43, 43, 43, 45, 47, 50
(i)
Mode of a given data is that value of observation which occurs for the most number of times and the median of the given data is the middle observation when the data is arranged in an ascending or descending order.
As there are 15 terms in the given data, therefore, the median of this data will be the 8th observation.
Hence, median = 40
Also, it can be observed that 38 and 43 both occur 3 times (i.e., maximum number of times).
Therefore, mode of this data = 38 and 43
(ii)
Yes, there are 2 modes for the given data.
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Question 4:
Find the mode and median of the data: 13, 16, 12, 14, 19, 12, 14, 13, 14
Answer:
The given data is
13, 16, 12, 14, 19, 12, 14, 13, 14
Arranging the given data in an ascending order,
12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 16, 19
Mode of a given data is that value of observation which occurs for the most number of times and the median of the given data is the middle observation when the data is arranged in an ascending or descending order.
As there are 9 terms in the given data, therefore, the median of this data will be the 5th observation.
Hence, median = 14
Also, it can be observed that 14 occurs 3 times (i.e., maximum number of times).
Therefore, mode of this data = 14
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Question 5:
Tell whether the statement is true or false:
(i) The mode is always one of the numbers in a data.
(ii) The mean is one of the numbers in a data.
(iii) The median is always one of the numbers in a data.
(iv) The data 6, 4, 3, 8, 9, 12, 13, 9 has mean 9.
Answer:
(i) True
Mode of a given data is that value of observation which occurs for the most number of times. Therefore, it is one of the observations given in the data.
(ii) False
Mean may or may not be one of the numbers in the data.
(iii) True
The median of the given data is the middle observation when the data is arranged in an ascending or descending order.
(iv) False
The given data is 6, 4, 3, 8, 9, 12, 13, 9
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Question 1:
Use the bar graph (see the given figure) to answer the following questions.
(a) Which is the most popular pet?
(b) How many children have dog as a pet?
Answer:
(a) Since the bar representing cats is the tallest, cat is the most popular pet.
(b) The number of children having dog as a pet are 8.
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Question 2:
Read the bar graph (see the given figure) which shows the number of books sold by a bookstore during five consecutive years and answer the questions that follow:
(i) About how many books were sold in 1989? 1990? 1992?
(ii) In which year were about 475 books sold? About 225 books sold?
(iii) In which years were fewer than 250 books sold?
(iv) Can you explain how you would estimate the number of books sold in 1989?
Answer:
(i) In 1989, 175 books were sold. In 1990, 475 books were sold. In 1992, 225 books were sold.
(ii) From the graph, it can be concluded that 475 books were sold in the year 1990 and 225 books were sold in the year 1992.
(iii) From the graph, it can be concluded that in the years 1989 and 1992, the number of books sold were less than 250.
(iv) From the graph, it can be concluded that the number of books sold in the year 1989 is about 1 and part of 1 cm.
We know that the scale is taken as 1 cm = 100 books.
100 + × 100 = 100 + 75 = 175
Therefore, about 175 books were sold in the year 1989.
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Question 3:
Number of children in six different classes are given below. Represent the data on a bar graph.
Class 
Fifth 
Sixth 
Seventh 
Eighth 
Ninth 
Tenth 
Number of children 
135 
120 
95 
100 
90 
80 
(a) How would you choose a scale?
(b) Answer the following questions:
(i) Which class has the maximum number of children? And the
minimum?
(ii) Find the ratio of students of class sixth to the students of class
eight.
Answer:
(a) We will choose a scale as 1 unit = 10 children because we can represent a more clear difference between the number of students of class 7^{th} and that of class 9^{th} by this scale.
(b)
(i) Since the bar representing the number of children for class fifth is the tallest, there are maximum number of children in class fifth. Similarly, since the bar representing the number of children for class tenth is the smallest, there are minimum number of children in class tenth.
(ii) The number of students in class sixth is 120 and the number of students in class eighth is 100.
Therefore, the ratio between the number of students of class sixth and the number of students of class eighth
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Question 4:
The performance of students in 1^{st} Term and 2^{nd} Term is given. Draw a double bar graph choosing appropriate scale and answer the following:
Subject 
English 
Hindi 
Moths 
Science 
S. science 
1^{st} Term (M.M. 100) 
67 
72 
88 
81 
73 
2^{nd} Term (M.M. 100) 
70 
65 
95 
85 
75 
(i) In which subject, has the child improved his performance the most?
(ii) In which subject is the improvement the least?
(iii) Has the performance gone down in any subject?
Answer:
A double bar graph for the given data is as follows.
(i) There was a maximum increase in the marks obtained in Maths. Therefore, the child has improved his performance the most in Maths.
(ii) From the graph, it can be concluded that the improvement was the least in S. Science.
(iii) From the graph, it can be observed that the performance in Hindi has gone down.
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Question 5:
Consider this data collected from a survey of a colony.
Favourite sport 
Cricket 
Basket Ball 
Swimming 
Hockey 
Athletics 
Watching 
1240 
470 
510 
430 
250 
Participating 
620 
320 
320 
250 
105 
(i) Draw a double bar graph choosing an appropriate scale. What do you infer from the bar graph?
(ii) Which sport is most popular?
(iii) Which is more preferred, watching or participating in sports?
Answer:
(i)A double bar graph for the given data is as follows.
The double bar graph represents the number of people who like watching and participating in different sports. It can be observed that most of the people like watching and participating in cricket while the least number of people like watching and participating in athletics.
(ii) From the bar graph, it can be observed that the bar representing the number of people who like watching and participating in cricket is the tallest among all the bars. Hence, cricket is the most popular sport.
(iii) The bars representing watching sport are longer than the bars representing participating in sport. Hence, watching different types of sports is more preferred than participating in the sports.
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Question 6:
Take the data giving the minimum and the maximum temperature of various cities given in the following table:
Temperatures of the cities as on 20.6.2006 

City 
Max. 
Min. 
Ahmedabad 
38 ºC 
29 ºC 
Amritsar 
37 ºC 
26 ºC 
Banglore 
28 ºC 
21 ºC 
Chennai 
36 ºC 
27 ºC 
Delhi 
38 ºC 
28 ºC 
Jaipur 
39 ºC 
29 ºC 
Jammu 
41 ºC 
26 ºC 
Mumbai 
32 ºC 
27 ºC 
Plot a double bar graph using the data and answer the following:
(i) Which city has the largest difference in the minimum and maximum temperature on the given date?
(ii) Which is the hottest city and which is the coldest city?
(iii) Name two cities where maximum temperature of one was less than the minimum temperature of the other.
(iv) Name the city which has the least difference between its minimum and the maximum temperature.
Answer:
A double bar graph for the given data is constructed as follows.
(i) From the graph, it can be concluded that Jammu has the largest difference in its minimum and maximum temperatures on 20.6.2006.
(ii) From the graph, it can be concluded that Jammu is the hottest city and Bangalore is the coldest city.
(iii) Bangalore and Jaipur, Bangalore and Ahmedabad
For Bangalore, the maximum temperature was 28ºC, while minimum temperature of both cities, Ahmedabad and Jaipur, was 29ºC.
(iv) From the graph, it can be concluded that the city which has the least difference between its minimum and maximum temperatures is Mumbai.
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Question 1:
Tell whether the following is certain to happen, impossible, can happen but not certain.
(i) You are older today than yesterday.
(ii) A tossed coin will land heads up.
(iii) A die when tossed shall land up with 8 on top.
(iv) The next traffic light seen will be green.
(v) Tomorrow will be a cloudy day.
Answer:
(i) Certain
(ii) Can happen but not certain
Impossible as there are only six faces on a dice marked as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 on it.
(iv) Can happen but not certain
(v) Can happen but not certain
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Question 2:
There are 6 marbles in a box with numbers from 1 to 6 marked on each of them.
(i) What is the probability of drawing a marble with number 2?
(ii) What is the probability of drawing a marble with number 5?
Answer:
(i) Probability =
P (appearance of 2) =
(ii) P (appearance of 5) =
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Question 3:
A coin is flipped to decide which team starts the game. What is the probability that your team will start?
Answer:
A coin has two faces − Head and Tail. One team can opt either Head or Tail.
Probability =
Probability (our team starts first) =
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Question 4:
A box contains pairs of socks of two colours (black and white). I have picked out a white sock. I pick out one more with my eyes closed. What is the probability that it will make a pair?
Answer:
It can be observed that while closing the eyes, one can draw either a black sock or a white sock. Therefore, there are two possible cases.
Probability =
Probability (a pair of white socks will be formed) =
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