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How large a sample should be taken if the population mean is to be estimated with 99% confidence to within \$72? The population has a standard deviation of \$800.

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1. mu = bar x +/- 2.58(sigma/sqrt N)
mu is the population mean.
bar x is the average.
2.59 gives the 99% confidence interval.
sigma is standard deviation. N is the number of sample. Solve for N.

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