The scatterplot shows the median starting salaries and the median
The scatterplot shows the median starting salaries and the median mid-career salaries for graduates at a selection of colleges.
a. As the data are graphed, which is the independent and which the dependent variable?
b. Why do you suppose median salary at a school is used instead of the mean?
c. Using the graph, estimate the median mid-career salary for a median starting salary of $60,000.
d. Use the equation to predict the median mid-career salary for a median starting salary of $60,000.
e. What other factors besides starting salary might influence mid-career salary?
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