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A POLL OF 1300 RANDOMLY SELECTED STUDENTS IN GRADES 6 THROUGH-8 WAS CONDUCTED AND FOUND THAT 54% ENJOY PLAYING SPORTS. WOULD CONFIDENCE IN THE RESULTS INCREASE IF THE SAMPLE SIZE WERE 3000 INSTEAD OF 1300? WHY OR WHY NOT?

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1. First, please do not use all capitals. Online it is like SHOUTING. Not only is it rude, but it is harder to understand. Thank you.

Standard Error of the mean (SEm) = SD/√n, so when n increases, SEm is reduced.

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