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Federal authorities have destroyed considerable amounts of wild and cultivated marijuana plants. The following table shows the number of plants destroyed and the number of arrests for a 12-month period for 15 states.
a. Discuss the appropriateness of using the sample mean to describe these two variables.
b. Compute the sample mean, 10% trimmed mean, and 20% trimmed mean. Which trimmed mean seems more appropriate for each variable? Why?
c. Does there appear to be a relation between the number of plants destroyed and the number of arrests? How might you examine this question? What other variable(s) might be related to the number of plants destroyed?


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