Statistics help people make informed decisions all the time. For example, statistical evidence of the dangers of smoking causes people to quit, saving lives. Statistics are important in many fields that impact modern dai... More »

Common examples of convection include the boiling of water where bubbles become visible at the top, drinking coffee where steam rises upwards, using a fan to cool off the body and heating a room during the cold season. C... More »

One of the most common applications of trigonometry in everyday life is the use of triangulation to determine the height of buildings, mountains, trees and other very tall or distant objects. Similar trigonometric functi... More »

Probability and the ability to understand and estimate the likelihood of any different combination of outcomes versus one another are very important in day to day life. There are a number of different types of activities... More »

Misleading statistics are statistics that people use to defend bad or misleading arguments, often in an unfair or deceitful way. Bad sampling, whether due to bias or skewed sample sizes, can lead to a misleading statisti... More »

Surveys can help answer many questions a business has about their potential clients, make decisions with the help of objective information and compare statistics in time. A private survey, such as an online survey, will ... More »

Individual player statistics kept by most high school basketball programs include points scored, assists, rebounds, steals and blocks. The basic statistical categories in basketball are based on the player's interaction ... More »

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