# confused about the class interval

#### Sina20

##### New Member
hey,

first of all - im from germany, sry if my english is not perfect

ive got a problem with the class intervals...
a little example:

A set of data consists of 230 observations between $235 and$567. What class interval
would you recommend?

So i would refer to the “2 to the k rule", that means if i take the number 8, i would have a result of 2^8 = 256 which is bigger than my number of observations...

now i would compute the range (567-235)=332 and divide this number by 8 (as i have chosen this number as my class size) which is 41.5, rounded up is it 42...

i cannot see my mistake, but in my master-solutions i have the number 30 as a class size, so i have class intervals of 235-265 and so on...

so what am i doing wrong??