(Solution) Math225 Week 2 Discussion: Graphing and Describing Data in Everyday Life

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • OpenStax Book: Chapter 2—Section 2.1
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source

In your reference for this assignment, be sure to include both your text/class materials AND your outside reading(s).

Initial Post Instructions

Suppose that you have two sets of data to work with. The first set is a list of all the injuries that were seen in a clinic in a month’s time. The second set contains data on the number of minutes that each patient spent in the waiting room of a doctor’s office. You can make assumptions about other information or variables that are included in each data set.

For each data set, propose your idea of how best to represent the key information. To organize your data would you choose to use a frequency table, a cumulative frequency table, or a relative frequency table? Why?

What type of graph would you use to display the organized data from each frequency distribution? What would be shown on each of the axes for each graph?

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Consider how different distributions might affect the different graphs. How might other variables affect the graphs? How could graphs be made to be biased? If a graph were biased, how might you change it to guard against that bias?

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:

Course Outcomes (CO): 3

Due Date for Initial Post: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Wednesday

Due Date for Follow-Up Posts: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday


In both instances, I would use a frequency table. This allows one to arrange data in an ascending or descending order, coupled with the corresponding frequencies. It would be considerably easy to classify the injuries into categories. That is, one can use the types of prevalent injuries as the categories and along each type include the prevalence rate as the frequency. The frequency column would contain quantitative data whereas the other column would contain qualitative data- the categories. According to Holmes, Illowsky, and Dean (2018), one can use data in a frequency table to develop a graphical illustration. Some of the graphical presentations…Please click here to download at $5