READING AND INTERPRETING
TABLES and GRAPHS involving RATES and PERCENTAGES
Sponsored by the
W. M. Keck Statistical Literacy Project
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reading and interpreting tables and graphs involving rates and percentages.
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Milo Schield, Ph.D.
Professor of Business Administration,
Director of the W. M. Keck Statistical
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