# statistics

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**Jose**
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A company is considering installing new machines to assemble its products. The company is considering two types of machines, but it will buy only one type. The company selected eight assembly workers and asked them to use these two types of machines to assemble products. The following table gives the time taken (in minutes) to assemble one unit of the product on each type of machine for each of these eight workers.

Machine I 23 26 19 24 26 22 20 18

Machine II 21 24 23 25 24 25 24 23

Construct a 98% confidence interval for the mean μd of the population paired differences, where a paired difference is equal to the time taken to assemble a unit of the product on Machine I minus the time taken to assemble a unit of the product on Machine II.