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Students researching backpack weights gathered data from 45 elementary school children in the 3rd and 5th grades. The variable is “percent of body weight carried in the school backpack.” So a child who weighs 60 pounds and carries 9 pounds has a variable value of 15% (9 ÷ 60 = 0.15 = 15%). The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) recommends that children carry no more than 10% of their body weight.


When we analyze backpack weight as a percentage of body weight, how do 3rd and 5th graders compare? Are children in this study following the ACA recommendation?

distribution of percent-of-body-weight carried: stacked histograms (3rd graders, 5th graders)

% of body weight carried in backpack Third
0-5% 1 1
5-10% 6 6
10-15% 11 4
15-20% 3 7
20-25% 0 1
25-30% 0 2
30-35% 0 1
Totals 21 22

Note: Left-hand end-points are included in each bin. So the 2nd bin contains students carrying 5% of their body weight.

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