# Boxplot question

#### MJM73

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I'm working on a boxplot question that is puzzling.

The problems is asking whether there are more men being paid more than £32 000 than men
being paid less than £32 000. I'm leaning to saying that its not possible to make this judgement due to the position of mean. All the long left hand whisker is illustrating is the spread of data.\

If someone could help me understand it would be much appreciated.

MJM

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#### Jameson

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I'm working on a boxplot question that is puzzling.

The problems is asking whether there are more men being paid more than £32 000 than men
being paid less than £32 000. I'm leaning to saying that its not possible to make this judgement due to the position of mean. All the long left hand whisker is illustrating is the spread of data.\

If someone could help me understand it would be much appreciated.

MJM
Hi MJM73,

Welcome to MHB!

In this problem I think we are going to be looking at percentiles. What does the median tell you about this data? How would you word the information from the median here?