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Box and Whisker

The first sheet of this excel file shows a box and whisker diagram where the defining points can be altered. The second sheet shows two box and whisker diagrams to allow comparison between distributions. The next sheet shows a box and whisker diagram for students to read off the lowest value, the median and quartiles and the maximum value. Answers can be revealed and new diagrams shown. The final sheet shows box plots for two distributions so that they can be compared.

There are three more sheets of questions which may be suitable for use in the classroom.


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