## ML Aggarwal Class 10 Solutions for ICSE Maths Chapter 21 Measures of Central Tendency Ex 21.6

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**Question 1.**

**The following table shows the distribution of the heights of a group of a factory workers.**

**(i) Determine the cumulative frequencies.**

**(ii) Draw the cumulative frequency curve on a graph paper.**

**Use 2 cm = 5 cm height on one axis and 2 cm = 10 workers on the other.**

**(iii) From your graph, write down the median height in cm.**

**Solution:**

Representing the distribution in cumulative

frequency distribution :

Here, n = 83 which is even.

Now taking points (155, 6), (160, 18), (165, 36), (170, 56),

(175, 69), (180, 77) and (185, 83) on the graph.

Now join them with free hand to form the ogive

or cumulative frequency curve as shown.

Here n = 83 which is odd

Median = \(\\ \frac { n+1 }{ 2 } \) th observation

= \(\\ \frac { 83+1 }{ 2 } \) = 42th observation

Take a point A (42) on y-axis and from A,

draw a horizontal line parallel to x-axis meeting the curve at P.

From P draw a line perpendicular on the x-axis which meets it at Q.

∴Q is the median which is 166.5 cm. Ans.

**Question 2.**

**Using the data given below construct the cumulative frequency table and draw the-Ogive. From the ogive determine the median.**

**Solution:**

Representing the given data in cumulative frequency distributions :

Taking points (10, 3), (20, 11), (30, 23), (40, 37),

(50,47), (60,53), (70, 58) and (80, 60) on the graph.

Now join them in a free hand to form an ogive as shown.

Here n = 60 which is even

Median = \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 } \left[ \frac { 60 }{ 2 } th\quad term+\left( \frac { 60 }{ 2 } +1 \right) th\quad term \right] \)

= \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 } \left[ \frac { 60 }{ 2 } +\left( \frac { 60 }{ 2 } +1 \right) th\quad term \right] \)

= \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 } \left[ 30th\quad term+31th\quad term \right] \)

= 30.5 observation

Now take a point A (30.5) on y-axis and from A,

draw a line parallel to x-axis meeting the curve at P

and from P, draw a perpendicular to x-axis meeting is at Q.

∴ Q is the median which is 35.

**Question 3.**

**Use graph paper for this question.**

**The following table shows the weights in gm of a sample of 100 potatoes taken from a large consignment:**

**(i) Calculate the cumulative frequencies.**

**(ii) Draw the cumulative frequency curve and from it determine the median weight of the potatoes. (1996)**

**Solution:**

Representing the given data in cumulative frequency table :

Now plot the points (60, 8), (70, 18), (80, 30), (90, 46), (100, 64),

(110, 78), (120, 90), (130, 100) on the graph and join them

in a free hand to form an ogive as shown

Here n =100 which is even.

Median = \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 } \left[ \frac { n }{ 2 } th\quad term+\left( \frac { n }{ 2 } +1 \right) th\quad term \right] \)

= \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 } \left[ \frac { 100 }{ 2 } +\left( \frac { 100 }{ 2 } +1 \right) th\quad term \right] \)

= \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 } \left[ 50th\quad term+51th\quad term \right] \)

= 50.5

Now take a point A (50.5) on they-axis and from A

draw a line parallel to x-axis meeting the curve at R

From P, draw a perpendicular on x-axis meeting it at Q.

Q is the median which is = 93 gm.

**Question 4.**

**Attempt this question on graph paper.**

**(i) Construct the ‘less than’ cumulative frequency curve for the above data, using 2 cm = 10 years, on one axis and 2 cm = 10 casualties on the other.**

**(ii) From your graph determine (1) the median and (2) the upper quartile**

**Solution:**

Representing the given data in less than cumulative frequency.

Now plot the points (15, 6), (25, 16), (35, 31), (45, 44), (55, 68), (65,76)

and (75, 83) on the graph and join these points in free hand

to form a cumulative frequency curve (ogive) as shown.

Here n = 83, which is odd.

(i) Median = \(\frac { n+1 }{ 2 } =\frac { 83+1 }{ 2 } +\frac { 84 }{ 2 } =42\)

Now we take point A (42) on y-axis and from A,

draw a line parallel to x-axis meeting the curve at P

and from P, draw a perpendicular to x-axis meeting it at Q.

Q is the median which is = 43

(ii) Upper quartile = \(\frac { 3(n+1) }{ 4 } =\frac { 3\times (83+1) }{ 4 } =\frac { 252 }{ 4 } =63\)

Take a point B 63 on y-axis and from B,

draw a parallel line to x-axis meeting the curve at L.

From L, draw a perpendicular to x-axis meeting it at M which is 52.

∴ Upper quartile = 52 years

**Question 5.**

**The weight of 50 workers is given below:**

**Draw an ogive of the given distribution using a graph sheet. Take 2 cm = 10 kg on one axis , and 2 cm = 5 workers along the other axis. Use a graph to estimate the following:**

**(i) the upper and lower quartiles.**

**(ii) if weighing 95 kg and above is considered overweight find the number of workers who are overweight. (2015)**

**Solution:**

The cumulative frequency table of the given distribution table is as follows:

The ogive is as follows:

Plot the points (50, 0), (60, 4), (70, 11), (80, 22), (90, 36), (100, 42),

(110, 47), (120, 50) Join these points by using freehand drawing.

The required ogive is drawn on the graph paper.

Here n = number of workers = 50

(i) To find upper quartile:

Let A be the point on y-axis representing a frequency

\(\frac { 3n }{ 4 } =\frac { 3\times 50 }{ 4 } =37.5\)

Through A, draw a horizontal line to meet the ogive at B.

Through B draw a vertical line to meet the x-axis at C.

The abscissa of the point C represents 92.5 kg.

The upper quartile = 92.5 kg To find the lower quartile:

Let D be the point on y-axis representing frequency = \(\frac { n }{ 4 } =\frac { 50 }{ 4 } =12.5\)

Through D, draw a horizontal line to meet the ogive at E.

Through E draw a vertical line to meet the x-axis at F.

The abscissa of the point F represents 72 kg.

∴ The lower quartile = 72 kg

(ii) On the graph point, G represents 95 kg.

Through G draw a vertical line to meet the ogive at H.

Through H, draw a horizontal line to meet y-axis at 1.

The ordinate of point 1 represents 40 workers on the y-axis .

∴The number of workers who are 95 kg and above

= Total number of workers – number of workers of weight less than 95 kg

= 50 – 40 = 10

**Question 6.**

**The table shows the distribution of scores obtained by 160 shooters in a shooting competition. Use a graph sheet and draw an ogive for the distribution.**

**(Take 2 cm = 10 scores on the x-axis and 2 cm = 20 shooters on the y-axis)**

**Use your graph to estimate the following:**

**(i) The median.**

**(ii) The interquartile range.**

**(iii) The number of shooters who obtained a score of more than 85%.**

**Solution:**

Plot the points (10, 9), (20, 22), (30, 42), (40, 68), (50, 98),

(60, 120), (70, 135), (80, 145), (90, 153), (100, 160)

on the graph and join them with free hand to get an ogive as shown:

Here n = 160

\(\frac { n }{ 2 } =\frac { 160 }{ 2 } =80\)

Median : Take a point 80 on 7-axis and through it,

draw a line parallel to x-axis-which meets the curve at A.

Through A, draw a perpendicular on x-axis which meet it at B.

B Is median which is 44.

(ii) Interquartile range (Q1)

\(\frac { n }{ 4 } =\frac { 160 }{ 4 } =40\)

From a point 40 ony-axis, draw a line parallel to x-axis

which meet the curve at C and from C draw a line perpendicular to it

which meet it at D. which is 31.

The interquartile range is 31.

(iii) Number of shooter who get move than 85%.

Scores : From 85 on x-axis, draw a perpendicular to it meeting the curve at P.

From P, draw a line parallel to x-axis meeting y-axis at Q.

Q is the required point which is 89.

Number of shooter getting more than 85% scores = 160 – 149 = 11.

**Question 7.**

**The daily wages of 80 workers in a project are given below**

**Use a graph paper to draw an ogive for the above distribution. (Use a scale of 2 cm = Rs 50 on x- axis and 2 cm = 10 workers on y-axis). Use your ogive to estimate:**

**(i) the median wage of the workers.**

**(ii) the lower quartile wage of the workers.**

**(iii) the number of workers who earn more than Rs 625 daily. (2017)**

**Solution:**

Number of workers = 80

(i) Median = \({ \left( \frac { n }{ 2 } \right) }^{ th }\) term = 40 th term

Through mark 40 on the y-axis, draw a horizontal line

which meets the curve at point A.

Through point A, on the curve draw a vertical line which meets the x-axis at point B.

The value of point B on the x-axis is the median, which is 604.

(ii) Lower Quartile (Q1) = \({ \left( \frac { 80 }{ 4 } \right) }^{ th }\) term = 20 th term = 550

(iii) Through mark 625 on x-axis, draw a vertical line which meets the graph at point C.

Then through point C, draw a horizontal line which meets the y-axis at the mark of 50.

Thus, number of workers that earn more Rs 625 daily = 80 – 50 = 30

**Question 8.**

**Marks obtained by 200 students in an examination are given below :**

**Draw an ogive for the given distribution taking 2 cm = 10 marks on one axis and 2 cm = 20 students on the other axis. Using the graph, determine**

**(i) The median marks.**

**(ii) The number of students who failed if minimum marks required to pass is 40.**

**(iii) If scoring 85 and more marks is considered as grade one, find the number of students who secured grade one in the examination.**

**Solution:**

(i) Median is 57.

(ii) 44 students failed.

(iii) No. of students who secured grade one = 200 – 188 = 12.

**Question 9.**

**The monthly income of a group of 320 employees in a company is given below**

**Draw an ogive of the given distribution on a graph sheet taking 2 cm = Rs. 1000 on one axis and 2 cm = 50 employees on the other axis. From the graph determine**

**(i) the median wage.**

**(ii) the number of employees whose income is below Rs. 8500.**

**(iii) If the salary of a senior employee is above Rs. 11500, find the number of senior employees in the company.**

**(iv) the upper quartile.**

**Solution:**

Now plot the points (7000,20), (8000,65), (9000,130),

(10000,225), (11000,285), (12000,315) and(13000, 320)

on the graph and join them in order with a free hand

to get an ogive as shown in the figure

(i) Total number of employees = 320

\(\frac { N }{ 2 } =\frac { 320 }{ 2 } =160\)

From 160 on the y-axis, draw a line parallel to x-axis meeting the curve at P.

From P. draw a perpendicular on x-axis meeting it at M, M is the median which is 9300

(ii) From 8500 on the x-axis, draw a perpendicular which meets the curve at Q.

From Q, draw a line parallel to x-axis meeting y-axis at N. Which is 98

(iii) From 11500 on the x-axis, draw a line perpendicular to x-axis meeting the curve at R.

From R, draw a line parallel to x-axis meeting y-axis at L. Which is 300

No. of employees getting more than Rs. 11500 = 320

(iv) Upper quartile (Q1)

\(\frac { 3N }{ 4 } =\frac { 320\times 3 }{ 4 } =240\)

From 240 on y-axis, draw a line perpendicular on the x-axis which meets the curve at S.

From S, draw a perpendicular on x-axis meeting it at T. Which is 10250.

Hence Q3 = 10250

**Question 10.**

**Using a graph paper, draw an ogive for the following distribution which shows a record of the weight in kilograms of 200 students**

**Use your ogive to estimate the following:**

**(i) The percentage of students weighing 55 kg or more.**

**(ii) The weight above which the heaviest 30% of the students fall,**

**(iii) The number of students who are :**

**1. under-weight and**

**2. over-weight, if 55.70 kg is considered as standard weight.**

**Solution:**

Plot the points (45, 5), (50, 22), (55, 44), (60, 89), (65, 140),

(70, 171), (75, 191) and (80, 200) on the graph

and join them in free hand to get an ogive as shown From the graph,

number of students weighing 55 kg or more = 200 – 44 = 156

Percentage = \(\frac { 156 }{ 200 } \times 100\) = 78%

(ii) 30% of 200 = \(\frac { 200\times 30 }{ 100 } \) = 60

∴ Heaviest 60 students in weight = 9 + 20 + 31 = 60

(From the graph, the required weight is 65 kg or more but less than 80 kg)

(iii) Total number of students who are

1. under weight = 47 and

2. over weight = 152

(∴ Standard weight is 55.70 kg)

**Question 11.**

**The marks obtained by 100 students in a Mathematics test are given below :**

**Draw an ogive on a graph sheet and from it determine the :**

**(i) median**

**(ii) lower quartile**

**(iii) number of students who obtained more than 85% marks in the test.**

**(iv) number of students who did not pass in the test if the pass percentage was 35. We represent the given data in cumulative frequency table as given below :**

**Solution:**

We represent the given data in the

cumulative frequency table as given below:

**Question 12.**

**The marks obtained by 120 students in a Mathematics test are-given below**

**Draw an ogive for the given distribution on a graph sheet. Use a suitable scale for ogive to estimate the following:**

**(i) the median**

**(ii) the lower quartile**

**{iii) the number of students who obtained more than 75% marks in the test.**

**(iv) the number of students who did not pass in the test if the pass percentage was 40. (2002)**

**Solution:**

We represent the given data in cumulative frequency table as given below :

Now we plot the points (10, 5), (20, 14), (30, 30), (40, 52), (50, 78), (60, 96), (70, 107),

(80, 113), (90, 117) and (100, 120) on the graph

and join the points in a free hand to form an ogive as shown.

Here n = 120 which is an even number

(i) Median = \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 } \left[ \frac { 120 }{ 2 } +\left( \frac { 120 }{ 2 } +1 \right) \right] \) = \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 } \left( 60+61 \right) \) = 60.5

Now take a point A (60.5) on y-axis and from A

draw a line parallel to x- axis meeting the curve in P

and from P, draw a perpendicular to x-axis meeting it at Q.

∴ Q is the median which is 43.00 (approx.)

(ii) Lower quartile = \(\frac { n }{ 4 } =\frac { 120 }{ 4 } =30\)

Now take a point B (30) on y-axis and from B,

draw a line parallel to x-axis meeting the curve in L

and from L draw a perpendicular to x-axis meeting it at M.

M is the lower quartile which is 30.

(iii) Take a point C (75) on the x-axis

and from C draw a line perpendicular to it meeting the curve at R.

From R, draw a line parallel to x-axis meeting y-axis at S.

∴S shows 110 students getting below 75%

and 120 – 110 = 10 students getting more than 75% marks.

(iv) Pass percentage is 40%

Now take a point D (40) on x-axis and from D

draw a line perpendicular to x-axis meeting the curve at E

and from E, draw a line parallel to x-axis meeting the y-axis at F.

∴ F shows 52

∴ No of students who could not get 40% and failed in the examination are 52.

**Question 13.**

**The following distribution represents the height of 160 students of a school.**

**Draw an ogive for the given distribution taking 2 cm = 5 cm of height on one axis and 2 cm = 20 students on the other axis. Using the graph, determine :**

**(i)The median height.**

**(ii)The inter quartile range.**

**(iii) The number of students whose height is above 172 cm.**

**Solution:**

The cumulative frequency table may be prepared as follows:

Now, we take height along x-axis and number of students along the y-axis.

Now, plot the point (140, 0), (145, 12), (150, 32), (155, 62), (160, 100), (165, 124),

(170, 140), (175, 152) and (180, 160). Join these points by a free hand curve to get the ogive.

(i) Here N = 160 => \(\\ \frac { N }{ 2 } \) = 80

On the graph paper take a point A on the y- axis representing 80.

A draw horizontal line meeting the ogive at B.

From B, draw BC ⊥ x-axis, meeting the x-axis at C. The abscissa of C is 157.5

So, median = 157.5 cm

(ii) Proceeding in the same way as we have done in above,

we have, Q1 = 152 and Q3 = 164 So, interquartile range = Q3 – Q1 = 164 – 152 = 12 cm

(iii) From the ogive, we see that the number of students whose height is less than 172 is 145.

No. of students whose height is above 172 cm = 160 – 145 = 15

**Question 14.**

**100 pupils in a school have heights as tabulated below :**

**Draw the ogive for the above data and from it determine the median (use graph paper).**

**Solution:**

Representing the given data in cumulative frequency table (in continuous distribution):

∴ Here n = 100 which is an even number

∴ Median = \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 } \left[ \frac { n }{ 2 } +\left( \frac { n }{ 2 } +1 \right) \right] =\frac { 1 }{ 2 } \left[ \frac { 100 }{ 2 } +\left( \frac { 100 }{ 2 } +1 \right) \right] =\frac { 1 }{ 2 } (50+51)=\frac { 101 }{ 2 } =50.5\)

Now plot points (130.5, 12), (140.5, 28), (150.5, 58), (160.5, 78), (170.5, 92)

and (180.5, 100) on the graph and join them in free hand to form an ogive as shown.

Now take a point A (50-5) on y-axis and from A

draw a line parallel to x-axis meeting the curve at P

and from P, draw a line perpendicular to x-axis meeting it at Q

.’. Q (147.5) is the median.

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