- Label the first column as
**x** - (Optional) Label the second column as
**a**, the third as**b**, and the fourth as**c** - Enter the five values into the
**x**column - Go to Stat / Basic Statistics / Display Descriptive Statistics
- The variable to describe is
**x** - Click on Statistics
- Turn on the mean, median, range, standard deviation, and variance
- Turn off all other statistics
- Click OK

- Click OK
- Type the values into the row marked
*x*in the table of the Word document

- The variable to describe is
- Go to Calc / Calculator
- Store the results into
**a**(or C2 if you didn't name the columns) - The expression is
**x+30** - Click OK

- Store the results into
- Go to Stat / Basic Statistics / Display Descriptive Statistics
- The variable to describe is
**a** - Click OK
- Type the values into the row marked
*x+30*in the table of the Word document

- The variable to describe is
- Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the remaining two calculations.
- Use columns
**b**and**c** - Use the expressions
**x/10**and**5*(x-20)**

- Use columns

Answer the questions in general terms, not specifically based on the examples used. For example, if you notice that the mean is 30 more when you add 30 to all the values, don't say that, say something like "When you add a constant to all the values, that same constant is added to the mean." Don't limit yourself to just the 30.

You can do all of the Calc / Calculator steps first and then display all of the descriptive statistics at once by selecting more than one variable.

- Label two columns as
**grade**and**percent** - Enter A, B, C, D, F, and W into the
**grade**column - Enter the percents into the
**percent**column. Do not put the percent sign at the end. - Go to Graph / Pie Chart
- Your chart values are in a table
- The categorical variable is the
**grade** - The summary variable is the
**percent** - Click on Labels
- Set the graph title to "Grade Distribution for Math 113"
- Switch to Slice Labels and turn on Category Name and Percent

- Click OK

- Now enhance the graph
by double clicking on portions of the graph and editing them
- Increase the font size on the labels.
- Delete the legend
- (Optional) Change the fill or colors of the slices.

- Copy the graph (Right click and choose Copy Graph)
- Switch to Word and paste the graph into Word.

The default size of a graph in Minitab is 6" by 4". That will fill up the entire width of the page in Word and you may wish to make it a little smaller so it doesn't waste so much space.

- Click the graph in Word once. This will put handles on the corners and middles of the graphic.
- Click on one of the handles in the upper right or lower right of the graph and drag the image smaller

- Right click the mouse button on the graph and choose Format Object
- Select the Size tab
- Enter 3 in the height box. This will set the image to 4.5" wide by 3" high. Alternatively, you can go to the scale boxes and set the value to 75% (you can go smaller if you want to).
- Click OK

- Open the finalgrades.mtw file from the website into Minitab.
- Go to Stat / Basic Statistics / Graphical Summary
- The variable is
**final** - Click OK

- The variable is
- Right click the mouse on the graph and choose Copy Graph
- Switch to Word and Paste the graph into Word
- Depending on the size of the graph, you may want to resize it. See instructions for question 2 to resize a graph.