# How do you draw a box and whisker plot of the data: 29, 33, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

The **minimum** is the lowest number in the data set.

Since it is listed from smallest to largest, we know that the minimum is

The **median** is the middle number. Cancel out

Therefore, the median is

The **first quartile (Q1)** is the median of the lower half of data which lies at 25% of the data.

Let's look at the lower half of numbers:

The number in the middle is

The **third quartile (Q3)** is the median of the upper half of data which lies at 75% of the data.

Let's look at the upper half of numbers:

The number in the middle is

The **maximum** is the highest number in the data set; it is

So here's the five-number summary:

**Minimum: 29**

**First quartile: 33**

**Median: 37**

**Third quartile: 40**

**Maximum: 41**

This is what a typical box-and-whisker plot looks like:

So here's the box-and-whisker plot for this data:

Hope this helps!