don steward
mathematics teaching 10 ~ 16

Monday, 30 July 2012

word lengths

a study by Rebecca Pitz, (part) published on the Grin website compares the word lengths in a variety of texts (extracts) and song lyrics:

results are as follows:

make some comparative comments

how does the range compare with the standard deviation?

3 x (median) = 2 x (mean) + mode is a relationship that supposedly works roughly - does it for this data?

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