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To find if a tabloid paper gives a more "easier" read than a broadsheet paper

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Maths Coursework                Usman Shahid

Maths Coursework

Introduction

There are many different newspapers; they range from tabloid papers to the broadsheet papers. The tabloids are a lighter read to the more involving descriptive broadsheet papers. Different newspapers are written to suit these preferences.

In the tabloid papers the wording used is less profound and therefore more easily understood.

Aim

To find if a tabloid paper gives a more "easier" read than a broadsheet paper

Prediction

A broadsheet paper will have more letters on average per word than a tabloid paper.

Objectives

1. To collect data on number of letter per word in two papers.

2. To present data in a meaningful way

3. To interpret and analyse results and diagrams

4. To draw conclusions on analysis, state whether the prediction is correct.

Method

The data will be collected in-groups as this saves time.

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Middle

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Tabloid

Number Of Letters

Number Of Times They Appear

Total

Number of lettersX Total

(Frequency)

1

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2

2

2

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16

32

3

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18

 54

4

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15

60

5

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14

70

6

||||| ||

12

72

7

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14

98

8

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11

88

9

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11

99

10

0

0

11

|

1

11

12

|

1

12

||||| = 5

Now I am going to make a frequency table for both of my results.

Broadsheet

The Times newspaper

No.

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Conclusion

Word size might not mean that the paper is more profound or easier to read, this assumption I made may be false and invalidate the investigation, this means my conclusion is not definite and I can not take it far.

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