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Observation

The results show that age and gender do not affect the ratio of a person's height to his/her stride distance. The ratio between a person's height and stride distance is about 0.4.

Gender Age
grp
(yrs)
Number Height
(m)
10 Strides
(m)
1 stride
(m)
Height/
stride(s)
Average
Boys 10 1 0.82 20.0 2.00 0.410 0.405
2 0.95 24.1 2.41 0.395
3 0.88 20.7 2.07 0.425
4 0.78 20.0 2.00 0.390
14 1 1.45 37.4 3.74 0.388 0.398
2 1.54 38.3 3.83 0.402
3 1.48 36.6 3.66 0.404
4 1.52 38.2 3.82 0.398
18 1 1.58 38.7 3.87 0.408 0.396
2 1.64 41.4 4.14 0.396
3 1.62 41.3 4.13 0.392
4 1.56 40.2 4.02 0.388
Girls 10 1 0.92 22.9 2.29 0.402 0.397
2 0.88 21.8 2.18 0.404
3 0.93 24.0 2.40 0.388
4 1.02 25.9 2.59 0.394
14 1 1.55 38.2 3.82 0.406 0.402
2 1.45 36.6 3.66 0.396
3 1.48 36.3 3.63 0.408
4 1.38 34.7 3.47 0.398
18 1 1.52 38.2 3.82 0.398 0.399
2 1.56 38.2 3.82 0.408
3 1.62 40.3 4.03 0.402
4 1.58 40.7 4.07 0.388

 

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Complexity level:
4
Project cost ($):
10
Time required:
1 hour to prepare, 1 day for the experiment
Material availability:
Easily found
Safety concerns:

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