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Posted by Mimi on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 8:09pm.

Explaining confidence. A student reads that a 95% confidence interval for the mean ideal weight given by adult American women is 140 ± 1.4 pounds. Asked to explain the meaning of this interval, the student says, “95% of all adult American women would say that their ideal weight is between 138.6 and 141.4 pounds.” Is the student right? Explain your answer.

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