Question: Federal authorities have destroyed considerable amounts of wild and cultivated

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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