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# Chapter 8: Statistical Inference: Estimation for Single Populations 1

Chapter 8
Statistical Inference: Estimation for Single
Populations

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

## The overall learning objective of Chapter 8 is to help you

understand estimating
parameters of single populations, thereby enabling you to:

is known.

is unknown.

## 6. Estimate the minimum sample size necessary to achieve

given statistical goals.
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## Chapter 8 is the student's introduction to interval

estimation and estimation of sample size. In this chapter, the
concept of point estimate is discussed along with the notion that
as each sample changes in all likelihood so will the point
estimate. From this, the student can see that an interval
estimate may be more usable as a one-time proposition than the
point estimate. The confidence interval formulas for large sample means
and proportions can be presented as mere algebraic manipulations of formulas
developed in chapter 7 from the Central Limit Theorem.
It is very important that students begin to understand the difference
between mean and proportions. Means can be generated by averaging some sort
of measurable item such as age, sales, volume, test score, etc. Proportions are
computed by counting the number of items containing a characteristic of interest
out of the total number of items. Examples might be proportion of people
carrying a VISA card, proportion of items that are defective, proportion of market
purchasing brand A. In addition, students can begin to see that sometimes single
samples are taken and analyzed; but that other times, two samples are taken in
order to compare two brands, two techniques, two conditions, male/female, etc.
In an effort to understand the impact of variables on confidence intervals,
it may be useful to ask the students what would happen to a confidence interval if
the sample size is varied or the confidence is increased or decreased. Such
consideration helps the student see in a different light the items that make up a
confidence interval. The student can see that increasing the sample size, reduces
the width of the confidence interval all other things being constant or that it
increases confidence if other things are held constant. Business students probably
understand that increasing sample size costs more and thus there are trade-offs in
the research set-up.
In addition, it is probably worthwhile to have some discussion with
students regarding the meaning of confidence, say 95%. The idea is presented in
the chapter that if 100 samples are randomly taken from a population and 95%
confidence intervals are computed on each sample, that 95%(100) or 95 intervals
should contain the parameter of estimation and approximately 5 will not. In most
cases, only one confidence interval is computed, not 100, so the 95% confidence
puts the odds in the researcher's favor. It should be pointed out, however, that the
confidence interval computed may not contain the parameter of interest.
This chapter introduces the student to the t distribution to estimate
population means from small samples when σ is unknown. Emphasize that this
applies only when the population is normally distributed. The student will
observe that the t formula is essentially the same as the z formula and that it is the
table that is different. When the population is normally distributed and σ is
known, the z formula can be used even for small samples. In addition, note that
some business researchers always prefer to use the t distribution when σ is
unknown.
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## A formula is given in chapter 8 for estimating the population variance.

Here the student is introduced to the chi-square distribution. An assumption
underlying the use of this technique is that the population is normally distributed.
The use of the chi-square statistic to estimate the population variance is extremely
sensitive to violations of this assumption. For this reason, exercise extreme
caution is using this technique. Some statisticians omit this technique from
consideration.
Lastly, this chapter contains a section on the estimation of sample size.
One of the more common questions asked of statisticians is: "How large of a
sample size should I take?" In this section, it should be emphasized that sample
size estimation gives the researcher a "ball park" figure as to how many to sample.
The “error of estimation “ is a measure of the sampling error. It is also equal to
the + error of the interval shown earlier in the chapter.

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Unknown

## Confidence Interval to Estimate µ When the

Population Standard
Deviation is Unknown and n is Large.

## 8.2 Estimating the Population Mean Using the t Statistic.

The t Distribution

Robustness

## Confidence Intervals to Estimate µ When σ is

Unknown and
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KEY WORDS

## Bounds Point Estimate

Chi-square Distribution Robust
Degrees of Freedom(df) Sample-Size Estimation
Error of Estimation t Distribution
Interval Estimate t Value
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## SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS IN CHAPTER 8

8.1 a) x = 25 σ = 3.5 n = 60

## 95% Confidence z.025 = 1.96

σ 3.5
x + z = 25 + 1.96 = 25 + 0.89 = 24.11 < µ < 25.89
n 60

b) x = 119.6 s = 23.89 n = 75
98% Confidence z.01 = 2.33

s 2.89
x + z = 119.6 + 2.33 75 = 119.6 ± 6.43 = 113.17 < µ < 126.03
n

c) x = 3.419 s = 0.974 n = 32
90% C.I. z.05 = 1.645

s 0.974
x + z = 3.419 + 1.645 = 3.419 ± .283 = 3.136 < µ < 3.702
n 32

## d) x = 56.7 σ = 12.1 N = 500 n = 47

80% C.I. z.10 = 1.28

σ N −n 12 .1 500 − 47
x ±z = 56.7 + 1.28 =
n N −1 47 500 −1

## 56.7 ± 2.15 = 54.55 < µ < 58.85

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8.2 n = 36 x = 211 σ = 23
95% C.I. z.025 = 1.96

σ 2
x ± z = 211 ± 1.96 = 211 ± 7.51 = 203.49 < µ < 218.51
n 36

8.3 n = 81 x = 47 s = 5.89
90% C.I. z.05=1.645

s 5.89
x ± z = 47 ± 1.645 = 47 ± 1.08 = 45.92 < µ < 48.08
n 81

8.4 n = 70 σ 2 = 49 x = 90.4

## 94% C.I. z.03 = 1.88

σ 49
x + z n
= 90.4 ± 1.88 = 90.4 ± 1.57 = 88.83 < µ < 91.97
70

8.5 n = 39 N = 200 x = 66 s = 11
96% C.I. z.02 = 2.05

s N −n 11 200 − 39
x ± z = 66 ± 2.05 =
n N −1 9 200 −1

## 66 ± 3.25 = 62.75 < µ < 69.25

x = 66 Point Estimate

## 8.6 n = 120 x = 18.72 s = 0.8735

99% C.I. z.005 = 2.575
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## x = 18.72 Point Estimate

s 0.8735
x + z = 18.72 ± 2.575 120 = 8.72 ± .21 = 18.51 < µ < 18.93
n

## 8.7 N = 1500 n = 187 x = 5.3 years s = 1.28 years

95% C.I. z.025 = 1.96

## s N −n 1.28 1500 −187

x ± z = 5.3 ± 1.96 =
n N −1 187 1500 −1

## 8.8 n = 32 x = 5.656 s = 3.229

90% C.I. z.05 = 1.645

s 3.229
x ± z = 5.656 ± 1.645 = 5.656 ± .939 = 4.717 < µ < 6.595
n 32

## 8.9 n = 36 x = 3.306 s = 1.167

98% C.I. z.01 = 2.33

s 1.167
x ± z = 3.306 ± 2.33 = 3.306 ± .453 = 2.853 < µ < 3.759
n 36
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## 90% C.I. z.05 = 1.645

s (. 113 )
x ± z = 2.139 ± 1.645 = 2.139 ± .03 = 2.109 < µ < 2.169
n 36

## 8.11 µ = 27.4 95% confidence interval n = 45

x = 24.533 s = 5.1239

z = + 1.96

s 5.1239
Confidence interval: x + z = 24.533 + 1.96 =
n 45

## Error of the estimate: 0.6193 - 0.5765 = 0.0428

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## 95% Confidence Interval

α /2=.025

t.025,12 = 2.179

s 5.694
x ±t = 45.62 ± 2.179 = 45.62 ± 3.44 = 42.18 < µ < 49.06
n 13

## α /2 = .05 t.05,11 = 1.796

s 9.104
x ±t = 319.17 ± (1.796) = 319.17 ± 4.72 = 314.45 < µ <
n 12
323.89

## 98% Confidence Interval

α /2=.01

t.01,26 = 2.479

s 20 .6
x ±t = 128.4 ± 2.479 = 128.4 ± 9.83 = 118.57 < µ < 138.23
n 27

## x = 128.4 Point Estimate

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## 90% Confidence interval

α /2=.05

t.05,14 = 1.761

s 0.81
x ±t = 2.364 ± 1.761 = 2.364 ± .409 = 1.955 < µ < 2.773
n 15

## 99% Confidence Interval

α /2=.005

t.005,24 = 2.797

s .817
x ±t = 16.088 ± 2.797 = 16.088 ± .457 = 15.631 < µ < 16.545
n 25

## 98% CI and α /2 = .01 t.01,21 = 2.518

s 279
x ±t = 1,192 + (2.518) = 1,192 + 149.78 = 1,042.22 < µ <
n 22
1,341.78
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## 8.19 n = 20 df = 19 95% CI t.025,19 = 2.093

x = 2.36116 s = 0.19721

0.1972
2.36116 + 2.093 = 2.36116 + 0.0923 = 2.26886 < µ < 2.45346
20

Error = 0.0923

## 90% Confidence Interval α /2=.05

t.05,27 = 1.703

s 2.016
x ±t = 5.335 ± 1.703 = 5.335 + .649 = 4.686 < µ < 5.984
n 28

## 95% Confidence α /2=.025 t.025,9 = 2.262

s 18 .22
x ±t = 49.8 ± 2.262 = 49.8 + 13.03 = 36.77 < µ < 62.83
n 10
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t.01,13 = 2.650

## from data: x = 152.16 s = 14.42

s 14 .42
confidence interval: x ±t = 152.16 + 2.65 =
n 14

## 8.23 a) n = 44 p̂ =.51 99% C.I. z.005 = 2.575

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 51 )(. 49 )
pˆ ± z = .51 ± 2.575 = .51 ± .194 = .316 < p< .704
n 44

## b) n = 300 p̂ = .82 95% C.I. z.025 = 1.96

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 82 )(. 18 )
pˆ ± z = .82 ± 1.96 = .82 ± .043 = .777 < p < .863
n 300

## c) n = 1150 p̂ = .48 90% C.I. z.05 = 1.645

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 48 )(. 52 )
pˆ ± z = .48 ± 1.645 = .48 ± .024 = .456 < p < .504
n 1150

## d) n = 95 p̂ = .32 88% C.I. z.06 = 1.555

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 32 )(. 68 )
pˆ ± z = .32 ± 1.555 = .32 ± .074 = .246 < p < .394
n 95
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## 8.24 a) n = 116 x = 57 99% C.I. z.005 = 2.575

p̂ = x = 57 = .49
n 116

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 49 )(. 51 )
pˆ ± z = .49 ± 2.575 = .49 ± .12 = .37 < p < .61
n 116

## b) n = 800 x = 479 97% C.I. z.015 = 2.17

x 479
p̂ = = = .60
n 800

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 60 )(. 40 )
pˆ ± z = .60 ± 2.17 = .60 ± .038 = .562 < p < .638
n 800

## c) n = 240 x = 106 85% C.I. z.075 = 1.44

x 106
p̂ = = = .44
n 240

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 44 )(. 56 )
pˆ ± z = .44 ± 1.44 = .44 ± .046 = .394 < p < .486
n 240

## d) n = 60 x = 21 90% C.I. z.05 = 1.645

x 21
p̂ = = = .35
n 60

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 35 )(. 65 )
pˆ ± z = .35 ± 1.645 = .35 ± .10 = .25 < p < .45
n 60
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## 8.25 n = 85 x = 40 90% C.I. z.05 = 1.645

p̂ = x = 40 = .47
n 85

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 47 )(. 53 )
pˆ ± z = .47 ± 1.645 = .47 ± .09 = .38 < p < .56
n 85

## 95% C.I. z.025 = 1.96

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 47 )(. 53 )
pˆ ± z = .47 ± 1.96 = .47 ± .106 = .364 < p < .576
n 85

## 99% C.I. z.005 = 2.575

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 47 )(. 53 )
pˆ ± z = .47 ± 2.575 = .47 ± .14 = .33 < p < .61
n 85

All things being constant, as the confidence increased, the width of the interval
increased.

## pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 245 )(. 755 )

pˆ ± z = .245 + 2.575 = .245 + .035 = .21 < p < .28
n 1003
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## 8.27 n = 560 p̂ = .47 95% CI z.025 = 1.96

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 47 )(. 53 )
pˆ ± z = .47 + 1.96 = .47 + .0413 = .4287 < p < .5113
n 560

## n = 560 p̂ = .28 90% CI z.05 = 1.645

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 28 )(. 72 )
pˆ ± z = .28 + 1.645 = .28 + .0312 = .2488 < p < .3112
n 560

## 8.28 n = 1250 x = 997 98% C.I. z.01 = 2.33

x 997
p̂ = = = .80
n 1250

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 80 )(. 20 )
pˆ ± z = .80 ± 2.33 = .80 ± .026 = .774 < p < .826
n 1250

x 927
p̂ = = = .266
n 3481

## pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 266 )(. 734 )

pˆ ± z = .266 + 2.575 = .266 ± .02 =
n 3481

## 8.30 n = 89 x = 48 85% C.I. z.075 = 1.44

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x 48
p̂ = = = .54
n 89

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 54 )(. 46 )
pˆ ± z = .54 ± 1.44 = .54 ± .076 = .464 < p < .616
n 89

## 8.31 p̂ = .63 n = 672 95% Confidence z = + 1.96

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 63 )(. 37 )
pˆ ± z = .63 + 1.96 = .63 + .0365 = .5935 < p < .6665
n 672

## 8.32 a) n = 12 x = 28.4 s2 = 44.9 99% C.I. df = 12 – 1 = 11

χ 2
.995,11 = 2.60321 χ 2
.005,11 = 26.7569

< σ 2
<
26 .7569 2.60321

18.46 < σ 2
< 189.73

## b) n = 7 x = 4.37 s = 1.24 s2 = 1.5376

95% C.I. df = 12 – 1 = 11

χ 2
.975,6 = 1.237347 χ 2
.025,6 = 14.4494

(7 −1)(1.5376 ) (7 −1)(1.5376 )
< σ 2
<
14 .4494 1.237347

0.64 < σ 2
< 7.46

c) n = 20 x = 105 s = 32 s2 = 1024
90% C.I. df = 20 – 1 = 19

χ 2
.95,19 = 10.117 χ 2
.05,19 = 30.1435

( 20 −1)(1024 ) ( 20 −1)(1024 )
< σ 2
<
30 .1435 10 .117
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645.45 < σ 2
< 1923.10

## d) n = 17 s2 = 18.56 80% C.I. df = 17 – 1 = 16

χ 2
.90,16 = 9.31223 χ 2
.10,16 = 23.5418

< σ 2
<
23 .5418 9.31223

12.61 < σ 2
< 31.89

## 8.33 n = 16 s2 = 37.1833 98% C.I. df = 16-1 = 15

χ 2
.99,15 = 5.22935 χ 2
.01,15 = 30.5779

<σ 2
<
30 .5779 5.22935

18.24 < σ 2
< 106.66

## 8.34 n = 12 s = 4.3 s2 = 18.49

98% C.I. df = 20 – 1 = 19

χ 2
.99,19 = 7.63273 χ 2
.01,19 = 36.1980

< σ 2
<
36 .1980 7.63273

9.71 < σ 2
< 46.03

## 8.35 n = 152 s2 = 3.067 99% C.I. df = 15 – 1 = 14

χ 2
.995,14 = 4.07468 χ 2
.005,14 = 31.3193

## (15 −1)( 3.067 ) (15 −1)( 3.067 )

< σ 2
<
31 .3193 24 .07468

1.37 < σ 2
< 10.54
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## Point Estimate = s2 = 26,798,241.76

χ 2
.975,13 = 5.00874 χ 2
.025,13 = 24.7356

(14 −1)( 26 ,798 ,241 .76 ) (14 −1)( 26 ,798 ,241 .76 )
< σ 2
<
24 .7356 5.00874

14,084,038.51 < σ 2
< 69,553,848.45

## 8.37 a) σ = 36 E=5 95% Confidence z.025 = 1.96

z 2σ 2 (1.96) 2 (36 ) 2
n= = = 199.15
E2 52

Sample 200

## b) σ = 4.13 E=1 99% Confidence z.005 = 2.575

z 2σ 2 (2.575 ) 2 (4.13) 2
n= = = 113.1
E2 12

Sample 114

## 90% Confidence z.05 = 1.645

z 2σ 2 (1.645 ) 2 (105 ) 2
n = = = 298.3
E2 10 2

Sample 299

d) E = 3 Range = 108 - 50 = 58

## 88% Confidence z.06 = 1.555

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n = = = 56.5
E2 32

Sample 57

## 8.38 a) E = .02 p=.40 96% Confidence z.02 = 2.05

z 2 p ⋅ q ( 2.05 ) 2 (. 40 )(. 60 )
n = = = 2521.5
E2 (. 02 ) 2

Sample 2522

## b) E = .04 p=.50 95% Confidence z.025 = 1.96

z 2 p ⋅ q (1.96 ) 2 (. 50 )(. 50 )
n = = = 600.25
E2 (. 04 ) 2

Sample 601

## c) E = .05 p = .55 90% Confidence z.05 = 1.645

z 2 p ⋅ q (1.645 ) 2 (. 55 )(. 45 )
n = = = 267.9
E2 (. 05 ) 2

Sample 268
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## d) E =.01 p = .50 99% Confidence z.005 = 2.575

z 2 p ⋅ q (2.575 ) 2 (. 50 )(. 50 )
n = = = 16,576.6
E2 (. 01) 2

Sample 16,577

## 8.39 E = \$200 σ = \$1,000 99% Confidence z.005 = 2.575

z 2σ 2 (2.575) 2 (1000 ) 2
n = = = 165.77
E2 200 2

Sample 166

n = = = 105.7
E2 22

Sample 106

## 90% Confidence z.05 = 1.645

z 2σ 2 (1.645) 2 ( 475) 2
n = = = 61.05
E2 100 2

Sample 62
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## 90% Confidence, z.05 = 1.645

z 2 p ⋅ q (1.645 ) 2 (. 20 )(. 80 )
n = = = 1082.41
E2 (. 02 ) 2

Sample 1083

## 95% Confidence, z.025 = 1.96

z 2 p ⋅ q (1.96 ) 2 (. 50 )(. 50 )
n = = = 384.16
E2 (. 05 ) 2

Sample 385

## 95% Confidence, z.025 = 1.96

z 2 p ⋅ q (1.96 ) 2 (. 50 )(. 50 )
n = = = 96.04
E2 (. 10 ) 2

Sample 97
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## 80% confidence z.10 = 1.28

s 7.7467
x ±z = 45 .6 ±1.28 = 45.6 + 1.676
n 35

## 94% confidence z.03 = 1.88

s 7.7467
x ±z = 45 .6 ±1.88 = 45.6 + 2.462
n 35

## 98% confidence z.01 = 2.33

s 7.7467
x±z = 45 .6 ± 2.33 = 45.6 + 3.051
n 35

## For 90% confidence: α /2 = .05 t.05,9= 1.833

s .4373
x ±t = 12 .03 ±1.833 = 12.03 + .25
n 10

## 11.78 < µ < 12.28

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## For 95% confidence: α /2 = .025 t.025,9 = 2.262

s .4373
x ±t = 12 .03 ± 2.262 = 12.03 + .31
n 10

## For 99% confidence: α /2 = .005 t.005,9 = 3.25

s (. 4373 )
x ±t = 12 .03 ± 3.25 = 12.03 + .45
n 10

329
pˆ = = .46
715

## 95% confidence z.025 = 1.96

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 46 )(. 54 )
pˆ ± z = .46 ±1.96 = .46 + .0365
n 715

## b) n = 284 p̂ = .71 90% confidence z.05 = 1.645

ˆ ⋅ qˆ
p (. 71)(. 29 )
ˆ ±z
p = .71 ±1.645 = .71 + .0443
n 284

## .6657 < p < .7543

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## c) n = 1250 p̂ = .48 95% confidence z.025 = 1.96

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 48 )(. 52 )
pˆ ± z = .48 ±1.96 = .48 + .0277
n 1250

270
pˆ = = .591
457

## pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 591 )(. 409 )

pˆ ± z = .591 ± 2.33 = .591 + .0536
n 457

## 90% confidence, α /2 = .05 1 - α /2 = .95

χ 2
.95,9 = 3.32511 χ 2
.05,9 = 16.919

< σ 2
<
16 .919 3.32511

29.133 < σ 2
< 148.236

## 95% confidence, α /2 = .025 1 - α /2 = .975

χ 2
.975,9 = 2.70039 χ 2
.025,9 = 19.0228

## (10 −1)( 54 .7667 ) (10 −1)( 54 .7667 )

< σ 2
<
19 .0228 2.70039

4.258 < σ 2
< 182.529
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## 8.49 a) σ = 44 E=3 95% confidence z.025 = 1.96

z 2σ 2 (1.96 ) 2 (44) 2
n = = = 826.4
E2 32

Sample 827

b) E = 2 Range = 88 - 20 = 68

## 90% confidence z.05 = 1.645

z 2σ 2 (1.645 ) 2 (17 ) 2
= = 195.5
E2 22

Sample 196

## 98% confidence z.01 = 2.33

z 2 p ⋅ q ( 2.33 ) 2 (. 50 )(. 50 )
= = 848.3
E2 (. 04 ) 2

Sample 849

## 95% confidence z.025 = 1.96

z2 p ⋅q 4(1.96 ) 2 (. 70 )(. 30 )
= = 896.4
E2 (. 03 ) 2

Sample 897
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## 99% confidence α /2 = .005 t.005,16 = 2.921

s 2.223
x ±t = 10 .765 ± 2.921 = 10.765 + 1.575
n 17

## 8.51 p=.40 E=.03 90% Confidence z.05 = 1.645

z 2 p ⋅ q (1.645 ) 2 (. 40 )(. 60 )
n = = = 721.61
E2 (. 03 ) 2

Sample 722

## 8.52 n = 17 s2 = 4.941 99% C.I. df = 17 – 1 = 16

χ 2
.995,16 = 5.14224 χ 2
.005,16 = 34.2672

## (17 −1)( 4.941 ) (17 −1)( 4.941 )

< σ 2
<
34 .2672 5.14224

2.307 < σ 2
< 15.374

8.53 n = 45 x = 213 s = 48

## 98% Confidence z.01 = 2.33

s 48
x±z = 213 ± 2.33 = 213 ± 16.67
n 45

## 196.33 < µ < 229.67

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## 90% confidence z.05 = 1.645

s 3.891
x ±z = 37 .256 ±1.645 = 37.256 ± 1.025
n 39

## 8.55 σ =6 E=1 98% Confidence z.98 = 2.33

z 2σ 2 ( 2.33) 2 (6) 2
n = = = 195.44
E2 12

Sample 196

## 8.56 n = 1,255 x = 714 95% Confidence z.025 = 1.96

714
pˆ = = .569
1255

ˆ ⋅ qˆ
p (. 569 )(. 431 )
ˆ ±z
p = .569 ±1.96 = .569 ± .027
n 1,255

## .542 < p < .596

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t.01,24 = 2.492

## Point Estimate = \$128

s 21
x ±t = 128 ± 2.492 = 128 + 10.466
n 25

## 98% Confidence z.01 = 2.33

s N −n 3.059 300 − 60
x±z = 6.717 ± 2.33 =
n N −1 60 300 −1

6.717 ± 0.824 =

## z 2σ 2 (1.96 ) 2 (142 .50 ) 2

n = = = 195.02
E2 20 2

Sample 196
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## 8.60 n = 245 x = 189 90% Confidence z.05= 1.645

x 189
pˆ = = = .77
n 245

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 77 )(. 23 )
pˆ ± z = .77 ±1.645 = .77 ± .044
n 245

## 8.61 n = 90 x = 30 95% Confidence z.025 = 1.96

x 30
pˆ = =
n 90 = .33

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 33 )(. 67 )
pˆ ± z = .33 ±1.96 = .33 ± .097
n 90

## 8.62 n = 12 x = 43.7 s2 = 228 df = 12 – 1 = 11 95% C.I.

t.025,11 = 2.201

s 228
x ±t = 43 .7 ± 2.201 = 43.7 + 9.59
n 12

## 34.11 < µ < 53.29

χ 2
.975,11 = 3.81575 χ 2
.025,11 = 21.92

## (12 −1)( 228 ) (12 −1)( 228 )

< σ 2
<
21 .92 3.81575

114.42 < σ 2
< 657.28
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## 95% CI: t.025,26 = 2.056

s 0.37
x ±t = 4.82 ± 2.056 = 4.82 + .1464
n 27

## We are 95% confident that µ does not equal 4.50.

8.64 n = 77 x = 2.48 s = 12

## 95% Confidence z.025 = 1.96

s 12
x±z = 2.48 ±1.96 = 2.48 ± 2.68
n 77

## The point estimate is 2.48

The interval is inconclusive. It says that we are 95% confident that the average
arrival time is somewhere between .20 of a minute (12 seconds) early and 5.16
minutes late. Since zero is in the interval, there is a possibility that on average the
flights are on time.

## 99% Confidence z.005= 2.575

pˆ ⋅ qˆ (. 33 )(. 67 )
pˆ ± z = .33 ± 2.575 = .33 ± (2.575) = .33 ± .05
n 560

## .28 < p < .38

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## 8.66 p = .50 E = .05 98% Confidence z.01 = 2.33

z 2 p ⋅ q ( 2.33 ) 2 (. 50 )(. 50 )
= = 542.89
E2 (. 05 ) 2

Sample 543

## 98% confidence α /2 = .01 t.01,26 = 2.479

s 0.86
x ±t = 2.10 ± 2.479 = 2.10 ± (2.479) = 2.10 ± 0.41
n 27

## 8.68 n = 23 df = 23 – 1 = 22 s = .0631455 90% C.I.

χ 2
.95,22 = 12.338 χ 2
.05,22 = 33.9244

< σ 2
<
33 .9244 12 .338

.0026 < σ 2
< .0071

## 8.69 n = 39 x = 1.294 s = 0.205 99% Confidence z.005 = 2.575

s 0.205
x ±z = 1.294 ± 2.575 = 1.294 ± (2.575) = 1.294 ± .085
n 39

## 1.209 < µ < 1.379

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8.70 The sample mean fill for the 58 cans is 11.9788 oz. with a standard deviation of
.0556 oz. The 99% confidence interval for the population fill is 11.9607 oz. to
11.9970 oz. which does not include 12 oz. We are 99% confident that the
population mean is not 12 oz. indicating an underfill from the machine.

8.71 The point estimate for the average length of burn of the new bulb is 2198.217
hours. Eighty-four bulbs were included in this study. A 90% confidence interval
can be constructed from the information given. The error of the confidence
interval is + 27.76691. Combining this with the point estimate yields the 90%
confidence interval of 2198.217 + 27.76691 = 2170.450 < µ < 2225.984.

8.72 The point estimate for the average age of a first time buyer is 27.63 years. The
sample of 21 buyers produces a standard deviation of 6.54 years. We are 98%
confident that the actual population mean age of a first-time home buyer is
between 24.02 years and 31.24 years.

8.73 A poll of 781 American workers was taken. Of these, 506 drive their cars to
work. Thus, the point estimate for the population proportion is 506/781 = .648. A
95% confidence interval to estimate the population proportion shows that we are
95% confident that the actual value lies between .613 and .681. The error of this
interval is + .034.