The table shows the numbers of capital prisoners (prisoners on death row) in 2013 in the southern U.S. states.
a. Find the median number of prisoners and interpret (using a sentence in context).
b. Find the interquartile range (showing Q3 and Q1 in the process) to measure the variability in the number of prisoners.
c. What is the mean number of prisoners?
d. Why is the mean so much larger than the median?
e. Why is it better to report the median, instead of the mean, as a typical measure?

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