A study completed by International Communications Research for the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) lists the item Americans say they would be most willing to give up in order to be able to hire someone to do their spring cleaning. The most popular response was $100 (29%), followed by dining out for a month (26%), concert tickets (19%), a weekend trip (9%), and other (17%).
a. Construct a Pareto diagram displaying this information.
b. Because of the size of the “other” category, the Pareto diagram may not be the best graph to use. Explain why, and describe what additional information is needed to make the Pareto diagram more appropriate.