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SandyShockey
01-21-2006, 07:01 PM
I am in a basic online stats course. So far, I am doing ok with figuring out how to do the hw. My problem is that I have been out of school for twenty years and I have no clue how to use excel or the TI-84 to do the work online. The book is Triola's Elementary Statistics 9th ed. He has stuff for the TI84 but for the life of me, I can't get the calculator to do what I want. I have read and reread, but am wandering around confused. Can anyone help me with either the use of Excel or the use of the TI? I can use either to turn in my work online.
Thanks for any assistance!
SandyShockey

JohnM
01-21-2006, 07:07 PM
I personally don't have a TI-84 calculator, but I've been using Excel for almost 15 years for stats - I could help point you in the right direction....are you struggling with Excel in general or just with solving some specific problems?

SandyShockey
01-21-2006, 07:15 PM
Hi John and Thank you. Can you tell me how to do a basic frequency distribution problem. I have worked it out on paper, and know that I did it correctly, but I am not to scan it in and email it but do it in Excel (Or on the TI, but that is even worse than Excel, I think). I don't have the first clue about where to start. I downloaded the info to excel. I deleted all the tables that I did not need. I went to "Countif" and "Count" but nothing I put worked. (Problem is weight of bears. 11 classes- starts at 0-49, 50-99, 100- 149, 150-199 etc to 500-549. There are varying frequencies to the different classes. Anything you can do to point me in the right direction will be a plus. Thanks again.

JohnM
01-21-2006, 07:22 PM
Use the array formula " =FREQUENCY " in Excel. Since it's an array formula, there's a slight trick to it, but the Excel help isn't too bad.