A hundred or so boats go fishing every year for three or four weeks off of the Bering Strait for Alaskan king crabs. To catch these king crabs, large pots are baited and left on the sea bottom often several hundred feet deep. Because of the investment in boats, equipment, personnel and supplies, fishing for such crabs can be financially risky if not enough crabs are caught. Thus as pots are pulled and emptied, there is great interest in how many legal king crabs (males of a certain size) there are in any given pot. Suppose the number of legal king crabs is reported for each pot during a season and recorded. In addition, suppose that 200 of these are randomly selected and the numbers per pot are used to create the ogive shown below. Study the ogive and comment on the number of legal king crabs perpot.

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