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# TV Watch Time

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23 Jul 2012, 12:47
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Question A.
i. 4.07
ii. 4.7
iii. 5.07

#B.
0-8
8-12
12-20
20-29
29-30
40-51
51-55

[Reveal] Spoiler:
(A) 4.07
(B) 40 and 51

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26 Jul 2012, 05:30
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Let me see:

A) In order, to get the least possible value of the average number of TV viewing hours, lets assume that those people who watch less than 1 hour a day actually watch 0 hours. By doing this, we will effectively lower the average.

Let's calculate the average:

$$\frac{0(8)+1(4)+2(8)+3(9)+4(11)+5(11)+6(7)+7(8)+10(3)+11(1)}{70}$$

$$= \frac{285}{70} = 4.0714$$

So A must be 4.07

B) The respondents that watched less than 3/5 hrs a day watched less than$$\frac{{7*3}}{4} = 5.25$$ hrs a week.

So the number of people who watched less than 5.25 hrs a week would include more or less those people to the left of the arrow below:

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So for now, lets ignore the bar with the arrow.

The number of people to the left of the bar (excluding the bar) is:

8+4+8+9+11 = 40

Now, the bar with the arrow: 11 people watched at least 5 hours but less than 6hrs. If they did watch 5 hrs or less we can count them in our calculations. However, it is also possible that they could have watched 5.8hrs in which case we don't count them.

So our range is 40 (if we don't count them) to 51(if we do)
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05 Aug 2012, 20:20
Hi Experts

I could do the 1st part same way mentioned in the above post but that will take a long time for calculation.

for the 2nd part we can calculate who watched for >= 3/4 and substract. that would be quicker.
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10 Aug 2012, 05:38
macjas wrote:
Let me see:

A) In order, to get the least possible value of the average number of TV viewing hours, lets assume that those people who watch less than 1 hour a day actually watch 0 hours. By doing this, we will effectively lower the average.

Let's calculate the average:

$$\frac{0(8)+1(4)+2(8)+3(9)+4(11)+5(11)+6(7)+7(8)+10(3)+11(1)}{70}$$

$$= \frac{285}{70} = 4.0714$$

So A must be 4.07

B) The respondents that watched less than 3/5 hrs a day watched less than$$\frac{{7*3}}{4} = 5.25$$ hrs a week.

So the number of people who watched less than 5.25 hrs a week would include more or less those people to the left of the arrow below:

Attachment:
Capture.JPG

So for now, lets ignore the bar with the arrow.

The number of people to the left of the bar (excluding the bar) is:

8+4+8+9+11 = 40

Now, the bar with the arrow: 11 people watched at least 5 hours but less than 6hrs. If they did watch 5 hrs or less we can count them in our calculations. However, it is also possible that they could have watched 5.8hrs in which case we don't count them.

So our range is 40 (if we don't count them) to 51(if we do)

I did not understand the solution for part B.
How did u arrive at 5.25 hrs a week?
Kindly explain in detail.
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10 Aug 2012, 05:47
Hi Mayank

Pretty straightforward:

3/4 hrs a day * 7 days = 5.25 hours a week. Did the typo in my previous post confuse you? (it needs to be 3/4 not 3/5)?

Other than this, I can't explain it any better than how I did in the last post. Perhaps some expert can chime in?
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10 Aug 2012, 05:50
macjas wrote:
Hi Mayank

Pretty straightforward:

3/4 hrs a day * 7 days = 5.25 hours a week. Did the typo in my previous post confuse you? (it needs to be 3/4 not 3/5)?

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