Q. 44.5( 13 Votes )

A TV channel organized a SMS(Short Message Service) poll on prohibition on smoking, giving options like A – complete prohibition, B – prohibition in public places only, C – not necessary. SMS results in one hour were

Represent the above data as grouped frequency distribution table. How many appropriate answers were received? What was the majority of peoples’ opinion?

Answer :

Given the poll options (A, B & C) can be represented in the form of frequency distribution table.

Just count the occurrence of each option in the data and formulate a table.

Count of occurrence of options are:

A (complete prohibition) = 19

B (prohibition in public places only) = 36

C (not necessary) = 10

It can also be analyzed and represented graphically:

To find number of appropriate answers received in poll, add total frequency.

That is, 19 + 36 + 10 = 65

Thus, total number of appropriate answers received = 65

To analyze majority votes on poll, mark the highest frequency.

Note that, highest frequency is 36, that is of option B.

And hence, majority of people’s opinion is B, i.e., prohibition in public places only.

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