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1. A study of 40 people found that they could do on the average15 pull ups with a standard deviation of .6. Find the 99% confidence interval for the mean of the population.

2. A study of 50 pizza delivery workers found that they could make 6 deliveries per hour with a standard deviation of 1. Find the 95% confidence interval of the mean for all pizza delivery workers.

3. A random sample showed that the average number of tv's in each household is 2.3 with a standard deviation of .4. Find the 90% confidence level for the average number of tv's in every household in the population.

4. A researcher revealed that the average number of people who have a driver's license out of a sample of 100 people is 1.5 with a standard deviation of .3. Find the 80% confidence interval for the mean of the population.

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    1. 99% = mean ± 2.575 SEm

    SEm = SD/√n

    2. ± 1.96 SEm

    3. Find table in the back of your statistics text labeled something like "areas under normal distribution" to find the proportion/probability (.05) to get the value for the Z score.

    4. Same table, but look for .10.

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    1.  A study of 40 people found that they could do on the average15 pull ups with a standard deviation of .6.  Find the 99% confidence interval for the mean of the population.

    Confidence Interval:
    ±0.24
    Range for the true population mean:
    14.76 to 15.24


    2.  A study of 50 pizza delivery workers found that they could make 6 deliveries per hour with a standard deviation of 1.  Find the 95% confidence interval of the mean for all pizza delivery workers.

    Confidence Interval:
    ±0.28
    Range for the true population mean:
    5.72 to 6.28

    3.  A random sample of 50 households showed that the average number of tv's in each household is 2.3 with a standard deviation of .4.  Find the 90% confidence level for the average number of tv's in every household in the population.

    Confidence Interval:
    ±0.09
    Range for the true population mean:
    2.21 to 2.39

    4.  A researcher revealed that the average number of people who have a driver's license out of a sample of 100 people is 1.5 with a standard deviation of .3.  Find the 80% confidence interval for the mean of the population.

    Confidence Interval:
    ±0.04
    Range for the true population mean:
    1.46 to 1.54

    5.  The following random sample was selected : 4, 6, 3, 5, 9, 3.  Find the 95% confidence interval for the mean of the population.

    Confidence Interval:
    ±0.24
    Range for the true population mean:
    1.76 to 2.24

    6.  In a sample of 35 high school seniors, 14 of them are attending college in the fall.  Find the 95% confidence interval for the true proportion of high school seniors that will attend college in the fall from the population.

    0.14 +/- (1.96)(√0.14)/(0.86)/35)

    0.16436428065

    0.1643 - .5/1000  =  0.1638 -.0005 = 0.1633
    0.1643 + .5/1000 = 0.1648 + .0005 = 0.1653

    16.33%-16.53%

    7.  In a sample of 200 people, 76 people would rather work out at home than in a gym.  Find the 99% confidence interval for the true proportion of people who would rather work out at home than in a gym for the entire population.

    0.76 +/- (2.575) ((√0.76)/(-0.24)/200)

    0.71323264675

    0.713 - .5/1000  =  0.7125 -.0005 =  0.712

    0.713 + .5/1000 = 0.7135 + .0005 = 0.714

    71.2%-71.4%

    8.  A study found that out of 300 people 60% of them prefer to eat hamburgers rather than hot dogs.  Fin the 95% confidence interval for the true proportion of people who prefer to eat hamburgers rather than hot dogs in the entire population.

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