Ratings and Ranks

  • Richard L. Scheaffer
  • Ann Watkins
  • Mrudulla Gnanadesikan
  • Jeffrey A. Witmer
Part of the Textbooks in mathematical sciences book series (TIMS)


“Did you like the movie?”

“Yes, I’d rate it at about four stars.”

“How did it compare to the two movies you saw last week?”

“I think this one ranks second among the three.”


Time Slot Housing Cost Violent Crime Rate Figure Skating Passing Ability 
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  1. 1.
    Roger W. Johnson (1993), “How does the NFL rate the passing ability of quarterbacks?” College Mathematics Journal, 24: 451–453.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    David Savageau and Richard Boyer (1993), Places Rated Almanac, New York: Prentice Hall Travel.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard L. Scheaffer
    • 1
  • Ann Watkins
    • 2
  • Mrudulla Gnanadesikan
    • 3
  • Jeffrey A. Witmer
    • 4
  1. 1.University of FloridaUSA
  2. 2.California State UniversityNorthridgeUSA
  3. 3.Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Oberlin CollegeUSA

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