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  1. Investigate how the prices of used cars vary from new cars.

    Ford 41,000 1.6 12 �4,995 �9,880 3 Ford 34,000 1.4 13 �5,595 �14,000 4 Ford 55,000 1.6 14 �4,995 �11,500 4 Rover 40,000 1.4 15 �2,600 �12,000 7 Rover 82,000 1.6 16 �1,000 �6,200 10 Peugeot 119,000 1.1 17 �750 �5,100 11 Peugeot 96,000 1.0 18 �1,350 �9,140 8 Ford 108,000 1.6 19 �2,950 �17,750 8 Ford 96,000 2.9 20 �3,250 �9,990 7 Vauxhall 86,000 1.6 21 �5,650 �11,150 3 Vauxhall 34,000 1.6 22 �4,600 �7,300 2 Rover 17,000 1.1 23 �5,400 �7,300 1 Rover 11,000 1.1 24 �4,800 �7,300 1 Rover 26,000 1.1 25 �2,700 �13,000 5 Fiat 51,000

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  2. Gary's Car Sales.

    1.3 30 �4,050 �8,400 4 Ford 48,000 1.3 31 �6,300 �10,300 2 Ford 26,000 1.3 32 �4,100 �8,900 4 Vauxhall 37,000 1.3 33 �6,600 �8,500 1 Vauxhall 9,000 1.3 34 �7,800 �10,500 1 Peugeot 13,000 1.4 35 �8,700 �16,000 3 Vauxhall 42,000 2.0 36 �2,000 �8,300 7 Peugeot 65,000 1.4 The first question which occurred to me was, is there any correlation between the difference between the price when new and the age. I expected there to be a positive correlation if there was one, showing that as the age went up, the drop in price from when the car is new and when it is re-sold increases.

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  3. What Influence Did Henry Ford Have On 1920s America?

    Even by 1913, when Ford was producing 500 cars a day, each car took 121/2 hours to make. He had to hire workers who were semi-skilled, or at least trained in many areas of car production, and so was forced to pay them higher wages than he would have liked. He also thought that too much time was wasted with workers moving around to do different jobs. In 1913, Ford visited the factory of Swift and Co., a slaughterhouse in Chicago, and came across an idea that would change his life. At Swift, the factory had adopted a technique that involved each worker having a specific task in cleaning an animal carcass, with the carcasses moving from one worker to the next via an overhead conveyor belt.

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  4. My task for this coursework is to statistically analyse the data given to me regarding Gary's used car sales.

    �8,400 4 Ford 48,000 1.3 31 �6,300 �10,300 2 Ford 26,000 1.3 32 �4,100 �8,900 4 Vauxhall 37,000 1.3 33 �6,600 �8,500 1 Vauxhall 9,000 1.3 34 �7,800 �10,500 1 Peugeot 13,000 1.4 35 �8,700 �16,000 3 Vauxhall 42,000 2.0 36 �2,000 �8,300 7 Peugeot 65,000 1.4 The first question which occurred to me was, is there any correlation between the difference between the price when new and the age. I expected there to be a positive correlation if there was one, showing that as the age went up, the drop in price from when the car is new and when it is re-sold increases.

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  5. Used Car Sales Plan.

    Hypothesis I predict that as the mileage of used cars increases, it will directly affect the car by decreasing its value, as the age of cars increases I believe that it will also affect the value of the car by a decrease. I will show this by putting the data into scatter graphs. Using lines of best fit should prove my theory, but I have come across problems with this as it shows negative values, like negative mileage, age and price.

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  6. Investigate what affects the price of a used car.

    As there is a lot of information contained within the database, I am goin to narrow down my search by first looking at four different brands of car. I will be using a variety of charts, diagrams and graphs in order to present my information. The results I collect from each make of car I will then combine to find an overall average of the affect of age on the selling price of a car. For each Make I will be finding: The Median This is the age in the middle, found by putting all the results into numerical order.

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  7. I am going to analyse the given data from a used car sales person to see whether we can find out the price of the cars to sell in the garage.

    I am also going to try and find equations for the three graphs using this equation, y = mx+c. mx represents the gradient and c represents the y intercept. Finally I will aim to do an average for the three (according to the price) by combining them and adding all three graphs together and then dividing by three. Finding the average for the three graphs has advantages to it, here are some of them; * An estimate for the price of the next car that comes into the garage * If you wanted to estimate how much the car will cost after a few years.

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  8. The aim of this coursework is to find out what affects the price of a second hand car.

    The sample will be taken from either car magazines or from actual garages. I will choose to use only certain parts of the information, and I will represent the data in graphs such as scatter graphs, bar charts, and histograms. Once I have represented the data using graphs, I will then analyse it to see if there is any kind of relationship between the variables used, (i.e. mileage and value when sold, or, colour and value when brand new, etc...), this will help me to distinguish which factors affect the price of a second hand car.

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  9. Data Handling: Used car prices.

    colour is not very important to the price of the car because cars are made in lots of different colours and sold at the same price, the only reason the colour would affect the price of a car would be if the buyer preferred a certain colour of car. Another factor that is not very important is the amount of seats the car has, most cars have 5 seats and this is only important is people are looking to buy large people carriers but even then it would not affect the price of the car profoundly Below is a tally

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  10. Gary's Car Sales.

    1 Rover �7,300.00 11000 1.1 24 �4,800.00 1 Rover �7,300.00 26000 1.1 25 �2,700.00 5 Fiat �13,000.00 51000 2.0 26 �11,000.00 1 Peugeot �13,800.00 9000 1.8 27 �2,800.00 5 Fiat �6,500.00 43000 1.0 28 �8,000.00 4 Rover �21,000.00 142000 2.3 29 �6,495.00 2 Ford �8,800.00 23000 1.3 30 �4,050.00 4 Ford �8,400.00 48000 1.3 31 �6,300.00 2 Ford �10,300.00 26000 1.3 32 �4,100.00 4 Vauxhall �8,900.00 37000 1.3 33 �6,600.00 1 Vauxhall �8,500.00 9000 1.3 34 �7,800.00 1 Peugeot �10,500.00 13000 1.4 35 �8,700.00 3 Vauxhall �16,000.00 42000 2.0 36 �2,000.00 7 Peugeot �8,300.00 65000 1.4 Investigation Representing the information

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  11. To find out what affects the prices of used cars - I will be looking at the two different variables age and mileage to find out if they effect the prices of used cars.

    Method My first part of investigating was to look at the data sheet. Then think of the way I would do the sampling I had three different ways in which I could have done my sampling in stratified, which is a sample in which the population randomly sampled. Anther one is random sampling which is choosing sample at random Lastly, selective sampling which is a selective sample is one which every nth term is chosen where n is chosen at random.

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  12. Analyse a given set of data concerning used car sales and investigate the relationship that particular variables have with each other ones.

    and big enough to provide a wide range of contrasting results. I chose the cars by use of the random sample button on my calculator. After deleting any repeated results and continuing until I had 36 different cars I came up with the table shown below. Car Make Model Price when Price Age Colour Engine Fuel MPG Mileage Service Owners number New Second Hand Size History 1 Mercedes A140 Classic 14425 10999 1 red 1.4 unleaded 29-50 14000 yes 1 2 Vauxhall Vectra 18580 7999 2 white 2.5 unleaded 26-44 20000 yes 1 3 Vauxhall Astra 14325 6595 4 black 1.6 unleaded 32-52 30000 no 2 4 Nissan Micra 7995 3999

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  13. Investigation into the factors, which affect the value of automobiles.

    New Second Hand Size MG ZR 11000 6275 2 1.4 144 Alfa Romeo 166 �25 000 �7,995 2 2 41 000 audi se automatic 22000 14999 2 2 40000 Audi 80 17683 3995 7 1.9 103000 Audi TT �24 050 �21 750 2 1.8 14 000 Bentley TurboR 170841 37995 8 2 55000 bmw 330 diesel 32000 20000 3 3.3 22000 BMW 525i SE 28210 5995 8 2.5 55000 BMW 316i 13650 6995 6 1.8 71000 citroen Xsara Forte �10,000 �5,995 3 1.4 12408 citroen Xsara Lx �10,700 �5,995 3 1.4 15531 citroen c5 15430 6910 3 1.8 20000 Citroen

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  14. Use given secondary information to investigate what influences the price of a second hand car.

    Factor 2 I also predict that as the mileage increases on the car the second hand price will decrease. Generally as time moves on, the mileage will increase, and the cars with the most mileage will depreciate more in price than the cars with less mileage. Factor 3 The age of the car I also feel will have an influence on the car's price, obviously if the car is older the price depreciation will be higher, if the car is newer the price depreciation will be lower. Plan Out of 100 cars that were given to me, I'd randomly select 36 cars.

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  15. Investigate what influences the price of a second hand car.

    I predict that red will be the Modal color of car and that ford will be the Modal make of car, I predict this because ford is a very cheap car and I think that most people will by ford cars because they are so cheap. I also predict that age, mileage and number of owners will affect the price of a second hand car. Below there is a table contain data about 36 cars the factors that I have listed below are those that I think are most important because this is the information that a person what's when they are buying a second hand car.

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  16. How Does the Ford Motor Company Deal With Their Responsabilty To Care For the Enviroment?

    Having never looked into this certain subject before I cannot be sure what techniques car companies adapt to help maintain the environment and stop pollution to the atmosphere. I would expect to find that they have developed different fuels, which produce less carbon dioxide. Designed and fitted new engines, which are more economic and help to prevent the greenhouse effect. Ford being such a large and well-respected company you would initially think that they would have a number of successful ways of helping to care for the environment.

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  17. Money Management - Buying a Car.

    The most frequent car that appears in my survey will be the one I will tally from the most popular to the most unpopular. The reason I will be doing this is to find out what the general public is thinking. Prices of the most popular car brought in a car showroom. (b) I am going to phone up quite popular car showrooms to find out the most popular car brought per week and ask the prices of the cars I have on my survey.

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  18. Show that certain aspects of cars can determine the price of a second hand car.

    The statistical techniques that I am going to use are going to be cumulative frequency graphs and tally charts. These calculations will be enabling me to work out many things, for example the depreciation. I will also be able to notice things as I look at the graphs when I have plotted them. On the next page is a copy of the database that was issued to us. I will only be using the first section of 100 cars as I think that the relevant information that I will require for this investigation is only mentioned in the first section.

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  19. The factors that affect used car prices.

    show us the anomalies and why they are anomalous and with this data we can see how we can improve our data collection. I am going to first use a scatter graph of new price against old price. I will use all data given to us by the board with a couple of exclusions here and there. I am going to exclude all luxury cars and classic cars. I am also going to exclude all cars with a new price above �20'000 as the factors that affect their price depreciation will change for a more expensive car.

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  20. Statistically analyse the data given to me regarding Gary's used car sales.

    �4,050 �8,400 4 Ford 48,000 1.3 31 �6,300 �10,300 2 Ford 26,000 1.3 32 �4,100 �8,900 4 Vauxhall 37,000 1.3 33 �6,600 �8,500 1 Vauxhall 9,000 1.3 34 �7,800 �10,500 1 Peugeot 13,000 1.4 35 �8,700 �16,000 3 Vauxhall 42,000 2.0 36 �2,000 �8,300 7 Peugeot 65,000 1.4 The first question which occurred to me was, is there any correlation between the difference between the price when new and the age. I expected there to be a positive correlation if there was one, showing that as the age went up, the drop in price from when the car is new and when it is re-sold increases.

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  21. Regional distribution centre report.

    In my opinion location C has got the best mileage and the one with the least mileage is D. Accessibility: Accessibility is not as important as mileage but it is still a convenient factor of the research and has to be considered very deeply. If the place has plenty of doors and garages, then it would be more convenient than a store with less doors and garages for the trucks or lorries to take our stock to the superstore. The best one again is location C and the worst one again is location D. But we have to remember that some locations are better at other things than at some things.

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  22. Used car prices.

    1295 6 81000 1.6 35 Ford Fiesta 7875 1495 11 74000 1.8 36 Hyundai Sonnata 11598 1195 9 65000 2 37 Renault Clio 6795 1995 8 47000 1.2 38 Citroen Debut 5715 1495 7 50000 0.95 39 Renault Clio 7403 1495 9 98000 1.2 40 Fiat Tipo 8272 1500 7 32000 1.4 41 BMW 316i 13650 6995 6 71000 1.8 42 Citroen AX Diesel 7680 1295 6 1.5 43 Ford Fiesta LX 8748 1995 7 60000 1.1 44 Nissan Micra 5340 1595 9 40000 1.1 45 Ford Escort Duet 9105 2300 7 64000 1.4 46 Nissan Sunny 7799 2595 7

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  23. What factors affect the prices of used cars?

    There are some colours that most people would like or wouldn't mind (e.g. silver), but on the other hand, there are some colours that only a very small proportion of the population would like (e.g. pink). Only a very small amount of people would be willing to buy a pink car forcing the seller of the pink car to reduce the car's price so as to increase sales. An article in the Mirror on the 12th of March stated that silver cars hold their value more than cars that are any other colour only because it is the most desirable of colours.

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  24. In the maths coursework we have been set, we have been asked to use information provided to investigate what influence the price of a second hand car.

    I will use graphs such as bar graphs, pie charts and even scatter diagram to present my data. I will also use methods such as finding the average of the prices and ages of the cars and the cumulative frequency of the data that I will collect from the database on the cars. In the coursework I have to use the data which is related to one another, and when the data is compared, the outcome will show how the price varies due to the different factors.

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  25. Why is Ford more successful than Vauxhall?

    Ford models include the: Focus, Mondeo, Fiesta, KA, Explorer, Galaxy, Fusion, Maverick, Transit Van and including 20 more cars available in the USA. Vauxhall models include: Vectra, Corsa, Omega, Combo and 10 more cars available in Europe. With Ford covering all the market they can afford to have a lower selling price for their cars, which also attracts more sales. Fords lowest price is �5,995 was Vauxhall is �8,995. With Fords unique selling point, which is available for all of the models, the heated front windscreen really helps in those frosty nights. Where Vauxhall doesn't have a unique selling point.

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