Practice Problems for Test 3 1.) (6.5) The distribution of the time it takes a student to complete the fall class registration has a mean of 19 minutes, with a standard deviation of 7.6 minutes. For a random sample of 45 students, a) What is the mean and the standard error of the sampling distribution of the sample mean? b) What can you say about the shape of the sampling distribution of the sample mean? c) What is the probability that the average of this sample will be less than 17.5 minutes? d) What is the probability that the average of this sample will be within 1 minute of the population mean. 2) (6.4) According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 22.4% of adults are smokers. Suppose a random sample of 300 adults is obtained. a) What is the mean and the standard error of the sampling distribution of the sample proportion, $ p ? b) What can you say about the shape of the sampling distribution of $ p ? c) Using the Empirical Rule, almost all of the sample proportion values will be between _____ and _____. d) Is it likely or unlikely to observe a sample proportion of 0.32 if the population proportion really is 0.224? 3) (7.1) The mean monthly expense for entertainment per
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2009 for the course STAT 2000 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at UGA.