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Dog Owners Going To The Dogs

Dog owners supposedly say the following:

  • 87% say their dog curls up beside them or at their feet while they watch TV
  • 33% say they talk to their dogs on the phone and leave messages for them while away
  • 70% say they sign their pet's name on greeting and holiday cards
  • 58% say they put their pets in family and holiday portraits
Your Task: Conduct a survey...do your results agree with these claims? If not, can you think of a way to explain the discrepancy?

Trivia: An estimated 1,000,000 dogs in the U.S. have been named as primary beneficiaries in their owner's will.

Source: Adapted from Washington Mathematics, Fall 2007