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# Homework Help: statistics

Posted by Sarah on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 11:34am.

1. The on-campus housing costs for a semester at a state university are Normally distributed with
a mean of \$1553 and a standard deviation of \$329.
(a) What is the distribution of the mean on-campus housing cost for a semester at this university
for a random sample of 50 students?
(b) What is the probability that a randomly selected on-campus student spends more than \$1200
per semester?
(c) What is the probability that a random sample of 50 students spends an average of less than
\$1500?
(d) What is the probability that a random sample of 50 students spends an average of \$1450 to
\$1600 per semester?
• statistics - PsyDAG, Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 12:04am

a. By distribution, do you mean the Standard Error of the mean (SEm)?

SEm = SD/√(n-1)

b. Z = (score-mean)/SD

Find table in the back of your statistics text labeled something like "areas under normal distribution" to find the proportion related to your Z score.

c, d. Use same equation above, except substitute SEm for SD.