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a. use the technology of your choice to identify the overall shape of the distribution of the data set. b. interpret your result from part (a). c. classify the distribution as symmetric, right skewed, or left skewed. Note: Answers may vary depending on the type of graph that you obtain for the data and on the technology that you use. In an article titled “Great White, Deep Trouble” (National Geographic, Vol. 197(4), pp. 2–29), Peter Benchley-the author of JAWS-discussed various aspects of the Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias). Data on the number of pups borne in a lifetime by each of 80 Great White Shark females are given on the WeissStats CD.

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(a) Dotplot\textbf{Dotplot}

Create a number line

For every given data value place a dot above the corresponding number on the number line.

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