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THE CARIBBEAN: JUST THE FACTS

USE THIS TABLE TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.
 
 
COUNTRY
AREA(SQ.MI.)
POPULATION
LITERACY
LIFE EXP.
MALE
FEMALE
BAHAMAS
166
251,000
98%
71.07
68.25
73.94
BARBADOS
171
64,100
97.4%
73
70.43
75.6
CUBA
44,218
10,582,000
95.7%
76.21
73.84
78.73
DOM. REP.
18,816
7,253,000
82%
73.2
71.12
75.38
HAITI
10,579
6,909,000
45%
49.21
47.476
51.06
JAMAICA
4,232
2,513,000
88%
75.21
73.26
77.26
TRIN/TABAGO
1,980
1,233,000
97%
67.97
65.45
70.59
PUERTO RICO
5,375
3,522,037
89%
75.55
71.05
80.3

1. Using the statistics for area and population, how many people per square mile are there in each country?  Which country is the most densely populated?

2. What is the range in the literacy rate?  Is Puerto Rico's literacy rate above or below the a range for these countries?  How do you know?

3. Which country has the greatest difference between the life expectancy of the male and female?  Which country has the smallest difference?  Pick any 5 countries and make a  double bar graph comparing male and female life expectancies.To make it easier, round to whole numbers.

4. Which country has the highest life expectancy and is the least densely populated?  Which is the smallest in area and has the highest literacy rate?  Which is the second largest in area and population?  Which has a literacy rate that is average and is 4th in size and population?


Caribbean Facts Solutions

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