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• Level: GCSE
• Subject: Maths
• Word count: 3488

# Statistics - compare three different newspapers.

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One of these other methods is to use a table, it will give me the same answers but in much less time. The Sunday Times: Letters (L) Frequency (F) L� F?L F?L� 1 25 1 25 25 2 155 4 310 620 3 175 9 525 1575 4 120 16 480 1920 5 155 25 775 3875 6 95 36 570 3420 7 83 49 581 4067 8 79 64 632 5056 9 44 81 396 3564 10 36 100 360 3600 11 12 121 132 1452 12 2 144 24 288 Totals 981 650 4810 29462 The Sunday Telegraph: L F L� F?L F?L� 1 24 1 24 24 2 193 4 386 772 3 215 9 645 1935 4 231 16 924 3696 5 182 25 925 4550 6 133 36 798 4788 7 175 49 1225 8575 8 105 64 840 6272 9 70 81 630 5670 10 49 100 490 4900 11 14 121 154 4694 12 8 144 96 1152 Totals 1399 650 7137 47028 The Sunday Mirror: L F L� F?L F?L� 1 18 1 18 18 2 126 4 252 504 3 154 9 462 1386 4 116 16 464 1856 5 91 25 455 2275 6 74 36 444 2664 7 68 49 476 3332 8 61 64 488 3904 9 54 81 45 4374 10 23 100 230 2300 11 8 121 88 968 12 3 144 36 432 Totals 796 650 3458 24013 The next thing that I will do is see how many words there are per sentence, this will allow me to analyse the readability of the newspaper, my prediction is that the longer the sentence, the higher the standard of language will be. The Sunday Times: Words per Sentence Frequency Cumulative Frequency Total number of words 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 1 2 1 3 5 12 7 8 1 0 4 4 7 0 9 10 1 ...read more.

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