ACT Science: Data Representation Passage Drill 1, Problem 1. What do the statistics in Figure 1 suggest?
|ACT Science||Data Representation Passage|
|English I EOC Assessment||Visual Images and Non-Visual Texts|
|Product Type||ACT Science|
|Scientific Processes||Drawing Inferences from Data|
Qualitative and Quantitative Data
Basically, it just wants to know if we can interpret what it means when those bars in
the graph keep getting bigger and bigger...
Okay, so based on the graph, what do we know about the average player
salaries and the minimum wage?
Are they increasing, decreasing, or staying the same?
Well, they're definitely not staying the same. Otherwise, all of the bars would be
the same height.
The bars are getting taller year after year, so we can cross off option D.
Now let's check out the legend, or key of the graph.
The red parts of the bars indicate the average salary, and the green is the minimum wage
for the MLB. Very festive. Focus on the tiny green part on the bottom
of the graph... is it changing over time?
It sure is. It's getting higher... so we can get rid of option A that says only the
AVERAGE wage is getting higher, not the minimum wage.
Next, the red part of the graph. Is it getting higher over time?
Yup, the red part is definitely increasing. So option B is our answer.
Both the average wage and the minimum wage increase over time.
And good thing, too. Considering how bad inflation is.