ACT Science 1.1 Data Representation Passage

ACT Science: Data Representation Passage Drill 1, Problem 1. What do the statistics in Figure 1 suggest?

ACT ScienceData Representation Passage
English I EOC AssessmentVisual Images and Non-Visual Texts
LanguageEnglish Language
Product TypeACT Science
Scientific ProcessesDrawing Inferences from Data
Qualitative and Quantitative Data

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Basically, it just wants to know if we can interpret what it means when those bars in

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the graph keep getting bigger and bigger...

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Okay, so based on the graph, what do we know about the average player

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salaries and the minimum wage?

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Are they increasing, decreasing, or staying the same?

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Well, they're definitely not staying the same. Otherwise, all of the bars would be

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the same height.

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The bars are getting taller year after year, so we can cross off option D.

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Now let's check out the legend, or key of the graph.

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The red parts of the bars indicate the average salary, and the green is the minimum wage

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for the MLB. Very festive. Focus on the tiny green part on the bottom

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of the graph... is it changing over time?

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It sure is. It's getting higher... so we can get rid of option A that says only the

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AVERAGE wage is getting higher, not the minimum wage.

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Next, the red part of the graph. Is it getting higher over time?

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Yup, the red part is definitely increasing. So option B is our answer.

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Both the average wage and the minimum wage increase over time.

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And good thing, too. Considering how bad inflation is.