Let's use this question to discuss on drawing and using cumulative frequency curve.

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(a) Drawing of cumulative freq curve

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**Step by step solutions:**

**Notes:**

140 pupils weigh 72.5 kg *or less. *So if you are interested to find out the number of pupils who weigh more than 72.5 kg. It will be 280 (total number of pupils) - 140 = 140 pupils.

Special attention to (iii) no. of students who weigh more than 65kg. By going UP & ACROSS, we get 20 students. This only means 20 students weigh 65 kg *or less. *So the rest (280 - 20 = 260) will weigh more than 65 kg

In my next post, I will be discussing the features of box and whisker plot.

hann's mummy says

In case, you didn't know, drawing of cumulative Freq curve is out of syllabus.

We do teach them in school as knowledge but students are not required to know how to draw the c.f.curve.

Therefore, Qns like those in (a) will not come out.

They do have to know how to read and interpret it though.

so a more likely Qn would be one where the c.f.curve is given and students are to answer Qn as in (b).

Babu says

phasis. I was a math teacher in India. Your method is easy to understand. Thank you again.nicola cameron says

Informative!