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The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey reported the percentage of children under 18 years of age who had lived below the poverty level during the previous 12 months (U.S. Census Bureau website, August 2008). The region of the country, Northeast (NE), Southeast (SE), Midwest (MW), Southwest (SW), and West (W), and the percentage of children under 18 who had lived below the poverty level are shown for each state.
a. What is the median poverty level percentage for the 50 states?
b. What are the first and third quartiles? What is your interpretation of the quartiles?


c. Show a box plot for the data. Interpret the box plot in terms of what it tells you about the level of poverty for children in the United States. Are any states considered outliers? Discuss.
d. Identify the states in the lower quartile. What is your interpretation of this group and what region or regions are represented most in the lowerquartile?


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