Posted by bob on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 10:13pm.
A university dean wishes to estimate the average number of hours his parttime instructors teach per week. The standard deviation is 2.6 hours. How large a sample must be selected if he wants to be 95% confident of finding whether the true mean differs from the sample mean by 1 hour?

statistics  MathGuru, Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 11:25am
Formula:
n = [(zvalue * sd)/E]^2
...where n = sample size, zvalue will be 1.96 using a ztable to represent the 95% confidence interval, sd = 2.6, E = 1, ^2 means squared, and * means to multiply.
Plug the values into the formula and finish the calculation. Round your answer to the next highest whole number.
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