# Box and whisker plot? The data set 5,6,7,8,9,9,9,10,12,14,17,17,18,19,19 represents the number of hours spent on the internet in a week by students in a mathematics class. Construct a box and whisker plot that represents the data. Does anyone know how to

##### 1 Answer
Oct 1, 2015

Rosie - Calculate the min, max, lower quartile, upper quartile, and the median. Use these 5 statistics to plot.

#### Explanation:

A Box and Whisker plot looks like a rectangle with two whiskers (one on each end of the rectangle).

For this problem, I'm going to assume you know how to calculate the 5-number summary: minimum, lower quartile, median, upper quartile, and maximum (also known as ${Q}_{0} , {Q}_{1} , {Q}_{2} , {Q}_{3} , {Q}_{4}$, respectively.

For this problem:

${Q}_{0} = 5 , {Q}_{1} = 8 , {Q}_{2} = 10 , {Q}_{3} = 17 , {Q}_{4} = 19$

Here is the whisker plot:

hope that helped