Identify three situations where the measured output of a process has a small variation and three situations where the variation is larger (for instance, the time for a phone call to ring the other phone versus the time to speak to a person when making a service call).
Answer 1: Outputs with large variation:
Price of commodity between two distant periods of time, like years.
Means of transportation with a difference of 30 years.
Cost of living between 1960 and 2000.
Outputs with small variation:
Change in temperature in the tropics.
Sending an email.
Price of living in a short period of time, like a week.
Situations with an output with small variations:
Price of a house in a short period, two days for example.
Sending a text message
Cost of living in one week.
Situations with an output with large variations:
Cost of living in 50 years
Sending regular mail
Price of commodity between 1950 and 2017