Worksheet: Back-to-Back Stem-and-Leaf Plots

In this worksheet, we will practice drawing and interpreting back-to-back stem-and-leaf plots.

Q1:

Which of the following is not true about back-to-back stem-and-leaf plots?

  • ABack-to-back stem plots are a graphic option for comparing data from two populations.
  • BThe center of a back-to-back stem plot consists of a column of stems, with a vertical line on each side.
  • CLeaves representing one data set extend from the right, and leaves representing the other data set extend from the left.
  • DThe data in a back-to-back stem-and-leaf plot must be integers.

Q2:

The final game of the 1996 NBA championship at the height of Michael Jordan’s career between the Seattle Supersonics and the Chicago Bulls is a famous basketball game.

You can see the number of points that each player scored in the table shown.

TeamPlayerPoints
SeattlePayton19
SeattleHawkins4
SeattleSchrempf23
SeattleKemp18
SeattleMcMillan7
SeattleAskew4
ChicagoJordan22
ChicagoPippen17
ChicagoRodman10
ChicagoHarper9
ChicagoLongley12
ChicagoKukoc10
ChicagoKerr7

Which of the following back-to-back stem-and-leaf plots shows the number of points each team scored?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

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