Philosophical and health issues are prompting an increasing number of Taiwanese to switch to a vegetarian lifestyle. In the paper "LDL of Taiwanese Vegetarians Are Less Oxidizable than Those of Omnivores" (Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 130, pp. 1591-1596), S. Lu et al. compared the daily intake of nutrients by vegetarians and omnivores living in Taiwan. Among the nutrients considered was protein. Too little protein stunts growth and interferes with all bodily functions; too much protein puts a strain on the kidneys, can cause diarrhea and dehydration, and can leach calcium from bones and teeth. The data on the WeissStats CD, based on the results of the aforementioned study, give the daily protein intake, in grams, by samples of 51 female vegetarians and 53 female omnivores.
a. Apply the technology of your choice to obtain boxplots, using the same scale, for the protein-intake data in the two samples.
b. Use the boxplots obtained in part (a) to compare the protein intakes of the females in the two samples, paying special attention to center and variation.

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