The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, conducted in 2006 and 2007 by the Office of Applied Studies, led to the following state estimates of the total number of people ages 12 and older who had used a tobacco product within the last month.
a. Construct a stem-and-leaf display using thousands (of thousands) as the stems and truncating the leaves to the tens (of thousands) digit.
b. Write a few sentences describing the shape of the distribution and any unusual observations.
c. The four largest values were for California, Texas, Florida, and New York. Does this indicate that tobacco use is more of a problem in these states than elsewhere? Explain.
d. If you wanted to compare states on the basis of the extent of tobacco use, would you use the data in the given table? If yes, explain why this would be reasonable. If no, what would you use instead as the basis for the comparison?

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