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Read All About It I will be writing up a hypothesis comparing the length of words in magazines and newspapers. I also have to design and carry out an investigation to test my hypothesis. I will use both sources to see which one uses more length of words. My results will be shown in various formats i.e. bar charts, tally charts etc. My aim will be to look to see which of the two sources uses greater length in words. Hypothesis: I predict that the magazine will have more words in sentences than the newspaper. I can have various problems when researching the article to choose this is due to the fact that the articles may differ from one another. This usually happens due to the fact that the newspaper will contain the most recent updated information as the magazine may not. The newspaper I have used is called The Sun and the magazine I will be using will be Shoot this is a football magazine. The articles are therefore about football. ...read more.

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Angles for Newspaper Pie chart: Letters Frequency X 360 Total Frequency Angle Of Pie chart 1 11 X 360 /100 39.6 2 18 X 360 /100 64.8 3 24 X 360 /100 86.4 4 30 X 360 /100 108 5 5 X 360 /100 18 6 7 X 360 /100 25.2 7 2 X 360 /100 7.2 8 2 X 360 /100 7.2 9 1 X 360 /100 3.6 10 0 X 360 /100 0 Total 360 Angles for Mag Pie Chart: Letters Frequency X 360 Total Frequency Angle Of Pie chart 1 12 X 360 /100 43.2 2 24 X 360 /100 86.4 3 22 X 360 /100 79.2 4 16 X 360 /100 57.6 5 11 X 360 /100 39.6 6 9 X 360 /100 32.4 7 4 X 360 /100 14.4 8 2 X 360 /100 7.2 9 0 X 360 /100 0 10 0 X 360 /100 0 Total 360 Pie Charts Result: From the two pie charts you can see that a newspaper has longer words than a magazine because the percentage of the Newspaper is greater compared with the magazine. ...read more.

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+ (1x9) + (0x10) 11 + 18 + 24 + 30 + 5 + 7 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 0 = 345 =3.45 100 Mean Of Magazine: Number Of Letters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Frequency 12 24 22 16 11 9 4 2 0 0 Mean (x) = = (12x1) + (24x2) + (22x3) + (16x4) + (11x5) + (9x6) + (4x7) + (2x8) + (0x9) + (0x10) 12 + 24 + 22 + 16 + 11 + 9 + 4 + 2 + 0 + 0 = 343 = 3.43 100 Summary of Cumulative Frequency Graphs From the graph I can see that on comparing the articles the Newspaper uses longer words then the magazine. This is proven as the newspaper is above the magazine in the graph. Conclusion The results were always going to be in favour of the newspaper since the magazine was designed for less intelligent readers. The newspaper is generally designed for more sophisticated readers therefore my prediction lived up to its billing. To improve this investigation I could well have used more then one newspaper and more magazines to get a wider Varity of results which could well be more accurate. Maths Sukpal Johal ...read more.

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