The number of pets for 20 households in a town with 300 households.

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The number of pets for 20 households in a town with 300 households.

Question 3.

Determine whether the data set is a population or a sample. Explain your reasoning.

The number of pets for 20 households in a town with 300 households.

  1. Population, because it is a subset of all households in the town.
  2. Sample, because the collection of the number of pets for 20 households is a subset of all households in the town.
  3. Population, because it is a collection of the number of pets in all households in the town.
  4. Sample, because it is a collection of the number of pets in all households in the town, but there are other towns.

AnswerOption 2. Sample, because the collection of the number of pets for 20 households is a subset of all households in the town.

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