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:
Subject |
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) |
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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.
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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