The accompanying data on number of minutes used for cell phone calls in one month was generated to be consistent with summary statistics published in a report of a marketing study of San Diego residents (Tele- Truth, March 2009):
a. Would you recommend the mean or the median as a measure of center for this data set? Give a brief explanation of your choice. (Hint: It may help to look at a graphical display of the data.)
b. Compute a trimmed mean by deleting the three smallest observations and the three largest observations in the data set and then averaging the remaining 19 observations. What is the trimming percentage for this trimmed mean?
c. What trimming percentage would you need to use in order to delete all of the 0 minute values from the data set? Would you recommend a trimmed mean with this trimming percentage? Explain why or why not.

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