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# The Investigation into the percentage of area taken up in the different styles of newspaper on the three different pages that were selected.

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Introduction

Mathematics Coursework 2002

Introduction:

The Investigation into the percentage of area taken up in the different styles of newspaper on the three different pages that were selected.

The newspapers under investigation are: The Daily Star on Sunday,

The Mail On Sunday and

The Telegraph On Sunday.

The three different types of newspaper are; A Broadsheet,

A Tabloid and

A Quality paper.

Hypothesis One:

The tabloid paper will have less area taken up by text than both the quality paper and the broadsheet paper. The tabloid will have a greater area taken up by pictures and by its title. The broadsheet and the quality papers will both have a greater area taken up by their text and headlines. This is because of the size of the newspapers.

Investigation:

To investigate the area of the front page, the back page and the crossword page and how great a percentage is taken up by the following subjects:

2. Titles,
3. Pictures,
4. Text.

To show the data collected

Middle

Analysis:

The above results show that the tabloid paper has the greatest percentage of it sports page taken up by pictures and that the broadsheet has the greatest percentage of text taking up the area of its page.

Conclusion:

In conclusion the sports page of the tabloid devotes a greater percentage to pictures again as the broadsheet and the quality papers both try to use a greater percentage of area to the story.

The Crossword Page:

Analysis:

The above results are the results of the investigation on the crossword page in each newspaper. The graphs show that the quality paper had the greatest are taken up by text and a greater area of headlines than the broadsheet paper.

Conclusion:

In conclusion for the crossword page of The Mail On Sunday has the greatest area devoted to the crossword and the broadsheet paper has a greater area devoted to the text on the age than any other newspaper.

Summary:

The bar charts show

Conclusion

Conclusion:

The above table allowed me to make the scatter graph and to find that the three papers had some correlation. The correlation is high which shows us that the three papers even though some are smaller than the others still have a relationship with each other in the respect that they spend the same amount of time on the same story.

Mathematics Coursework 2002

Hypothesis Three:

The broadsheet paper will have more words per sentence in the first fifteen sentences than the tabloid and the quality paper. The quality paper will have more words per sentence than the tabloid.

Investigation:

To investigate the number of words per sentence for the first fifteen sentences on the front page. The data will be displayed in bar chart and box plot format.

Problems:

The may be one problem that could be encountered that is that the tabloid paper may not have fifteen sentences on its front page so the data that is going to be displayed will be the number of sentences available.

 No. Words No. Sentences Frequency Cumulative Frequency 12 3 36 36 14 1 14 50 15 1 15 65 16 3 48 113 18 2 36 149 19 1 19 168 23 1 23 191 29 1 29 220 31 2 62 282

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