Shape of box plots

how do we address the shape of a box plot? I have heard from two teachers to say it is unknown and i have heard other teachers say to still give it a shape and also on the practice exam there was a shape given. So, what should i say if im asked to describe the shape of a box plot?

Yes. That is tricky.

You can either say things like roughly symmetric or slightly skewed.

You could also say that the shape is indeterminate from a box plot.

I suggest if you do chose to describe shape, be general by using worlds like roughly or slightly. But you can answer either way according to past rubrics!

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