Part A

1. Record measurements for height and the upper limb length of ten subjects. Use a calculator to determine the expected upper limb length and the actual percentage (as a decimal or a percentage) of the height for the ten subjects. Record your results in the following table:


Height (cm)

Measured Upper Limb Length (cm)

Height x 0.4 = Expected Upper Limb Length (cm)

Actual % of Height = Upper Limb Length (cm)/Height (cm)











2. Plot the distribution of data (upper limb length and height) collected for the ten subjects on the following graph. The line located on the graph represents the expected 0.4 (40%) upper limb length compared to measured height (the original hypothesis). (Note that the x-axis represents upper limb length and the y-axis represents height.) Draw a line of bestfits through the distribution of points. Compare the two distributions.

Upper Leg Length
Upper limb length (centimeters)

3. Does the distribution of the ten subjects' measured upper limb length support or disprove the original hypothesis?_Explain your answer.

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  • Hamish Martin
    Does the distribution of ten subjects measured upper limb?
    7 years ago
  • Callan
    Is upper limb length 40% height?
    7 years ago
  • zuzanna
    Does the distubution of the ten subjects measured upper limb length support or disprove?
    7 years ago
  • dawn
    How to do it height x 0.4 expect upper limb lenght (cm)?
    4 years ago
  • toivo
    How to find expected upper limb length?
    4 years ago

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