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Report 17 years ago
Can anyone help a mature student who really can not do Maths. I just need some pointers as to how i collect the data information required for the following question:

Suresh is comparing magazines and newspapers. He chooses a passage from one newspaper and one magazine. They each contain 100 words and he counts the lengths of all the words. Suresh then says that hte magazine has the shortest words.
* Write a hypothesis about hte length of wrds in newspapers and magazines.
* Design and cary out an investigation to test your hypothesis.

Any help would be grateful. Thanks
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Report 17 years ago
well 1st of all mostly adults/mature people read the paper but even children read the magazine. Magazine wants to sell as much as it can!! easier/shorter words attract people more for entertainment!! I mean, come on... when was the last time you read the news when u were bored! (this might be for the hypothesis)
Report 17 years ago
Simple hypothesis would be to compare say the Sun and the Times/Telegraph/Guardian.

In order to do it, it would be best to analyse their web sites. That way you can automate it and save time. Write a program to

1) Download the web page
2) Strip out all html tags
3) Strip out all templates
4) Create an hash with the numbers 1-20
5) Loop through the article and increment each key value by one for each word length
6) Dump the results to a CVS spreadsheet, and graph them using a graph module.
7) Hand in.
8) Wash hands.
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