## Explore Making Box Plots With Line Plots

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# Explore Making Box Plots With Line Plots

Explore making box plots when adding data to a line plot. Play with the data points and see what happens.

- Try to make a box plot for each of the following criteria:
- The box is very narrow and the whiskers are long
- The box is wide and the whiskers are short
- The median is to the far right or far left of the box
- One whisker is short and the other is long
- The box plot is symmetrical
- The interquartile range is 10
- The median is 6
- The upper quartile is 16

INTERACTIVE: Box Plot

## Hint:

Think about a data set with 12 values.

- The box represents the middle 6 values. If the box is narrow, what do you know about these values?
- The left whisker represents the least 3 values. If the left whisker is long, what do you know about these values?
- The right whisker represents the greatest 3 values. If the left whisker is long, what do you know about these values?
- List 12 data values that you think will meet the criteria and use the Box Plot interactive to test them.