Posted by **X3 ISayRawr** on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 4:44pm.

At your summer job with a research company, you must get a random sample of people from your town to answer a question about spending habits. Which of the following methods is most likely to be random?

A) You survey customers at the local shopping mall.

B) You survey people chosen randomly from the local phonebook.

C) You survey several of your friends.

D) You survey customers at a popular restaurant

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 4:54pm
None of these would be random today. When this question was written, the phone book would be the obvious choice. However, in 2012, over 38% of adults have no landline, so they won't be listed in phone books.

(I hate these questions that are so out-of-date!)

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**X3 ISayRawr**, Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 4:57pm
(I hate them to :c)

So since we know that this question is old, would it be C? That was my first guess but I wasn't really sure...

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:01pm
Surveying your friends would not be random.

If you're looking for spending habits, a mall might be the most appropriate.

Tell your teacher there is no good answer for this question.

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**X3 ISayRawr**, Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:17pm
Oh, okay. Thanks a bunch!! Again! Also, I do an online school. So I don't know if they can change the question or remove it.. :c

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:26pm
I thought so. Online schools tend to use a lot of really old information and questions. :-(

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**X3 ISayRawr**, Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 8:42pm
Yeah, I've noticed that. It's kinda irritating.. :(

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**Dope Fresh Nation**, Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:53am
I suggest A

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**Joshua Robinson**, Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 1:08am
in a survey out of 1092 people three out of seven pick the color blue and one out of six pick the color red. How many did not pick a color

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**asdfghjk**, Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:56am
what is the answer

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