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# The graphic provides data on world ethanol and biodiesel production

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Re: The graphic provides data on world ethanol and biodiesel production [#permalink]
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Apt0810 wrote:
Answer for the first one : (910+750)/2 = 830

Answer for the second one :

300/(3800+1700) =.054(less than 0.1)

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Apt0810,

Isn't the question asking us for the country that ranks 11th? And Thailand (300) ranks 10th. Could you please clarify this?

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Sanjana0202 wrote:
Apt0810 wrote:
Answer for the first one : (910+750)/2 = 830

Answer for the second one :

300/(3800+1700) =.054(less than 0.1)

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Apt0810,

Isn't the question asking us for the country that ranks 11th? And Thailand (300) ranks 10th. Could you please clarify this?

Thank you.

Thailand ranks 11th. Though the question talks about top 10 production, the graph shows 11 countries.

ETA - I see that i misread the graph and did not notice that one of the bar isn't a specific country but "rest of the world". In this case, now even I am confused how Thailand is the 11th country!

Originally posted by pzgupta on 02 Oct 2019, 23:29.
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Re: The graphic provides data on world ethanol and biodiesel production [#permalink]
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Apt0810 wrote:
Answer for the first one : (910+750)/2 = 830

Answer for the second one :

300/(3800+1700) =.054(less than 0.1)

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For Q1, the median would be the mean of the 5th and 6th values, right? 5th and 6th values when arranged in ascending order are 910 and 1700 respectively. What am i doing wrong?

350, 376, 390, 750, 910, 1700, 3800, 4017, 16067, 16214
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In the first question we have to consider the top 10 countries, because if you see the graph properly the 11th node is rest of the world and not 1 specific country so we need to take the median of other 10 mentioned countries from the graph

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I guess there is a mistake in the first past of the question. I feel the appropriate answer is (1700+910)/2 =1305.
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Re: The graphic provides data on world ethanol and biodiesel production [#permalink]
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pzgupta wrote:
Apt0810 wrote:
Answer for the first one : (910+750)/2 = 830

Answer for the second one :

300/(3800+1700) =.054(less than 0.1)

Posted from my mobile device

For Q1, the median would be the mean of the 5th and 6th values, right? 5th and 6th values when arranged in ascending order are 910 and 1700 respectively. What am i doing wrong?

350, 376, 390, 750, 910, 1700, 3800, 4017, 16067, 16214

pzgupta

I don't believe we can include 'Rest of the World' (4017 mil liters) as part of our median calculation because 'Rest of the World' is outside the scope of the statement, which involves the top 10 producing countries. This refers to the 10 countries specifically mentioned on the graph.
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Re: The graphic provides data on world ethanol and biodiesel production [#permalink]
pzgupta wrote:
Sanjana0202 wrote:
Apt0810 wrote:
Answer for the first one : (910+750)/2 = 830

Answer for the second one :

300/(3800+1700) =.054(less than 0.1)

Posted from my mobile device

Apt0810,

Isn't the question asking us for the country that ranks 11th? And Thailand (300) ranks 10th. Could you please clarify this?

Thank you.

Thailand ranks 11th. Though the question talks about top 10 production, the graph shows 11 countries.

ETA - I see that i misread the graph and did not notice that one of the bar isn't a specific country but "rest of the world". In this case, now even I am confused how Thailand is the 11th country!

We know that the 11th country's production will be less than Thailand's(10th). So we check the ratio with Thailand and figure out whatever the 11th country is, it'll be less than that.
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Re: The graphic provides data on world ethanol and biodiesel production [#permalink]
For the first blank, find the median between the 5th and 6th observation when arranged in ascending order. The graph on ethanol is already arranged in the proper order. Russia 750 and France 910. Median will the average of the two, 830.
For the second blank, the country that ranked 11th in ethanol production by volume will have a volume of less than 300 as Thailand is ranked 10th. Total volume of India and China is 5600. ~<300/5600- this is less than 0.1.
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