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Data Sets from Chapter 17 of "Practical Business Statistics"
Published by Richard D. Irwin, Inc., Burr Ridge, Illinois
Copyright © 1990, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003 by Andrew F. Siegel
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Table 17.1.1. Vehicle Desired.

Type                 Vehicle Count               Vehicle Percent
Family sedan                187                     34.9%
Economy car                 206                     38.4%
Sports car                   29                      5.4%
Van                          72                     13.4%
Pickup                       42                      7.8%

 Total                      536                    100.0%


Table 17.1.2. Responses to the Question on GM Cars.

                        Boomer Nonboom             Overall
Agree                     52%      39%               42%
Disagree                  43%      53%               51%
Not Sure                   5%       8%                7%

 Total                    100%            100%       100%


Table 17.2.2. Defective Components.

                      Observed Observed Reference
                   Defect Count Percent   Percent
Chip                          8  16.0%     15.2%
Solder                       35  70.0%     60.5%
Board                         7  14.0%     24.3%

 Total                           50     100.0%     100.0%


Table 17.3.1. Rowing Machine Purchases.

            Practical Impulsive                      Total


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Basic              22           25                     47
Designer           13           88                    101
Complete           54           19                     73

 Total             89          132                    221


Table 17.4.1. Vehicle Desired: This week's count and last year's percentage.

Vehicle                 This Count Last Percent
Family sedan                   187     25.8%
Economy car                    206     46.2%
Sports car                      29      8.1%
Van                             72     12.4%
Pickup                          42      7.5%

 Total                         536     100.0%


Table 17.4.2. Incoming Telephone Calls.

                                 (First day of              (This month
                                  the month)                 last year)
                                Phone Count                 Phone Percent
Reservation                                53                   33.2%
Information                                54                   38.1%
Service request                            28                   12.5%
Cancellation                               18                     9.7%
Other                                        7                    6.5%

 Total                                     160                100.0%


Table 17.4.3. Survey of Future Business Conditions.

                            Other
           Managers     Employees        Totals
Better          23            185
Same            37            336
Worse           11            161
Not sure        15             87




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Totals


Table 17.4.4. Survey on the Chances of a Stock Market Crash.

                    Stockholders Nonstockholders           Total
Very likely                  18         26
Somewhat likely              41         65
Not very likely              52         68
Not likely at all            19         31
Not sure                       8        13

 Total


Table 17.4.5. Order Rates by Region.

                             East       West
Order produced                926         352
No order produced          22,113      10,617


Table 17.4.6. Status of Mortgage Applications.

                      Residential Commercial
Accepted                      78       57
Information requested         30        6
Rejected                      44       13


Table 17.4.7. Household Responses.

                                     Satisfied            Dissatisfied
Very satisfied                            139                     128
Somewhat satisfied                          82                      69
Somewhat dissatisfied                       12                      20
Very dissatisfied                           10                      23


Table 17.4.8. Newsletter Interest Level.

                        Customer Potential Customer


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Very interested        49         187
Somewhat interested    97         244
Not interested        161         452




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