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Homework Help: Statistics-confused

Posted by Jen on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 5:02pm.

A candidate for a political office claims that he will win the election. A poll is conducted, and 35 of 150 voters indicate that they will vote for the candidate, 100 voters indicate that they will vote for his opponent, and 15 voters are undecided.

a. What is the population parameter of interest?

b. What is the value of the sample statistic that might be used to estimate the population parameter?

c. Would you tend to believe the candidate based on the results of the poll?

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