Reviewing Data Sets

Random Numbers

Work Time

Random Numbers

  1. Use a random number generator to generate 100 random numbers from 1 to 50, and then order the data. Random number generators can be found on the internet, in spreadsheet software, and on some calculators.
  2. Make a histogram with a bin width of 5 based on the data.
  3. What does your histogram look like? Do the data values appear to be random? Why or why not?
  4. Repeat steps 1 and 2, this time using 200 random numbers, and compare the results.
  5. Does using more data confirm or change your conclusion from question 3?