A specialty foods company sells “gourmet hams” by mail order. The hams vary in size from 4.15 to 7.45 pounds, with a mean weight of 6 pounds and standard deviation of 0.65 pounds. The quartiles and median weights are 5.6, 6.2 and 6.55 pounds.
a) Find the range and the IQR of the weights.
b) Do you think the distribution of the weights is symmetric or skewed? If skewed, which way? Why?
c) If these weights were expressed in ounces ( 1 pound = 16 ounces) what would the mean, standard deviation, quartiles, median, IQR, and range be?
d) When the company ships these hams, the box and packing materials add 30 ounces. What are the mean, standard deviation, quartiles, median , IQR, and range of weights of boxes shipped (in ounces)?
e) One customer made a special order of a 10-pound ham. Which of the summary statistics of part d might not change if that data value were added to the distribution?