RIAA Sends Letters To ASU (and Other College Students)

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) wants to stop college students from using school networks to download copyrighted materials.

   [source: RIAA.org]

   "The RIAA, on behalf of the major record companies, sent 400 
    pre-litigation settlement letters to 13 different universities. 
    Each letter informs the school of a forthcoming copyright 
    infringement lawsuit against one of its students or personnel. 
    The RIAA will request that universities forward those letters 
    to the appropriate network user. Under this new approach, a 
    student (or other network user) can settle the record company 
    claims against him or her at a discounted rate before a lawsuit 
    is ever filed."

   [source: RIAA.org]

   University/College                     # Letters
   ================================================
   Arizona State University                   23 
   Marshall University                        20
   North Carolina State University            37
   North Dakota State University              20
   Northern Illinois University               28
   Ohio University                            50
   Syracuse University                        37 
   University of Massachusetts - Amherst      37 
   University of Nebraska - Lincoln           36 
   University of South Florida                31
   University of Southern California          20
   University of Tennessee - Knoxville        28
   University of Texas - Austin               33
Exercises
  1. On average, the RIAA sent _________ letters per university.

  2. ASU students received ______% of the 400 letters sent out by the RIAA.

  3. ASU's 2006 enrollment was 63,278 students. Approximately ______% of ASU students received a letter from the RIAA.

  4. Complete the following exercises using the aforementioned "# Letters" data.

  5. The mean number of letters sent was ________.

  6. The median number of letters sent was ________.

  7. The mode number of letters sent was ________.


Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 01 March 2007

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