A study was conducted to find out the concentration of sulphur dioxide in the air in parts per million (ppm) of a certain city. The data obtained for 30 days is as follows:-
0.03 | 0.08 | 0.08 | 0.09 | 0.04 | 0.17 |
0.16 | 0.05 | 0.02 | 0.06 | 0.18 | 0.20 |
0.11 | 0.08 | 0.12 | 0.13 | 0.22 | 0.07 |
0.08 | 0.01 | 0.10 | 0.06 | 0.09 | 0.18 |
0.11 | 0.07 | 0.05 | 0.07 | 0.01 | 0.04 |
(i) Make a grouped frequency distribution table for this data with class intervals as 0.00 - 0.04, 0.04 - 0.08, and so on.
(ii) For how many days, was the concentration of sulphur dioxide more than 0.11 parts per million?
Solution
Taking class intervals as 0.00, −0.04, 0.04, −0.08, and so on, a grouped frequency table can be constructed as follows.
Concentration of SO_{2} (in ppm) |
Number of days (frequency) |
0.00 − 0.04 | 4 |
0.04 − 0.08 | 9 |
0.08 − 0.12 | 9 |
0.12 − 0.16 | 2 |
0.16 − 0.20 | 4 |
0.20 − 0.24 | 2 |
Total | 30 |
The number of days for which the concentration of SO_{2} is more than 0.11 is the number of days for which the concentration is in between 0.12 − 0.16, 0.16 − 0.20, 0.20 − 0.24.
Required number of days = 2 + 4 + 2 = 8
Therefore, for 8 days, the concentration of SO_{2} is more than 0.11 ppm.