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The Beef Taco Dilemma

This is a problem that I wrote for my statistics class.  The objectives for this problem are as follows:

1.  Compute percentages.
2.  Compute the arithmetic mean.
3.  Critically think about whether or not Joe had enough tacos to meet the ‘average’ demand.

 

What I found was some students had a hard time computing the percentages and some also had a hard time keeping straight how many beef and how many chicken tacos Joe ordered on each day.
By Jon Oaks

College Math Instructor. Tech Enthusiast. Visionary. Creative Genius. But above all, I enjoy what I do. That is why I am a teacher. Because I like to teach.

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