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In a random sample of 300 students at a local university that has 20,000 students, 20% 1‘ of the sampled students said they were not going to vote in the fall elections. Find a 95% confidence interval for the proportion p of college students at the university who
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Example 3: Bar ,revisited * > '  ' Recall from Exampl 0 in Chapter 9 that in a n om sample of 250 residents of a city
with at least 10,000 people, 114 people in the sample said they favor raising the bar
entrance age from 19 to 21. Find a 80% confidence interval (CI) for that city’s
population proportion p of people who favor raising the bar age. (D and @ beefs (Jame {‘n C kqu‘er Ci ,, ﬂ: “pl/.250 : V O<Z Ogl 7:7 M/ZZO/l
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Example 4: DrinkingAge (6‘ q ) 1) In a random sample of 350 students at a local university (the university has 0
approximately 15,000 students), 60% said they were in favor of lowering the drinking
age from 21 to 18. Find. a 90% CI for the proportion p of college students at the
uversity who favor lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18. (D Is N > law/L Yes. \/ (no Correction @6165") /@ CLTZ: asp“ : 3502M, : z/oz/o ;ﬁ_‘(l§fg\) 2 3.500%: I‘lozl‘o
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(10%) CI: ﬁt 2*, 52943185 ‘ Oéilﬁd§%MﬂéZrﬂ@&55éq)ofﬁ3h) l amoebicinitiioioiioiiaiiaaﬁattaetiaéaattaﬁﬁ Chapter 10 — Estimating with Conﬁdence 10.2 Conﬁdence Intervals for a Population Mean u when 0' is Unknown Assume that the random observations X1, X2, ..., Xn are either repeated, independent
measurements or a simple random sample from a many times larger reai population. Also, assume the sampling distribution of the sample mean )7 is close to normal. If (5 is known, then for some positive constant 2*, the confidence interval for p is A7 i 2* i. l y; However, it is often the case that o is unknown, so we will focus on this situation. When 6 is unknown, then for some positive constant t*, the confidence interval for p is L
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X i t —— , " \//7
where t* refers to the tcurve. For X1, X2, ..., Xn independent observations from a normal population with mean u and
standard deviation 0', the onesample standardized tstatistic, X—u
S/n' has a so—called t—distribution with n — 1 degrees of freedom (df). The degrees of
freedom are used to identify the particular tdistribution.  7': Each tcurve shares the following properties of the standard normal curve:
0 a The curve is bell—shaped and symmetric around 0. o The curve extends indefinitely in both directions, always above the horizontal
axis, approaching but never touching the axis.
0 The total area under the curve is 1. Example 5: Calculating t* Use Table F to ﬁnd the critical value t* that corresponds to both the confidence intervals
and the values of n that are provided. b . 4/1
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W; 0‘ \ b) 90 /0 CI for n 15. Cf—P: '4 Etc5.050%] «:0,2‘ c)80°/oCIforn_='20. _ g '
drzn =7 («326 it... 0601 106' Chapter 10 — Estimating with Conﬁdence Even if the distribution is skewed, if the sample size is large enough, we can still use
the tcurve to construct confidence intervals. Example 6: Average Weight V 81 Suppose the average weight of a random sample of E men between the ages of 18
and 22 was )7 = 170.3 lb with a standard deviation of s = 36.4 lb. Construct a 90% CI
for the average weight of all men between the ages of 18 and 22. x__. X : 170.3 lb J74: 8l~l : 8Q 75* : rem [twgaoﬂ m/(eelqcemwt‘b (M > 11> :40 COCWGde/Léc‘tmf _ 5 . b ‘ . 36.
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Example 7: Working PartTime5, ( 6’ 7 I 3) In a survey of random sample ofﬁ undergraduate students at a large university, it was '
found that the mean amount of time that the students spend working at a parttime job
(during the school year) was )7 = 22.4 hours per Week with a sample standard deviation of s = 2.1 hours. Find a 95% CI for the mean amount of time that all
undergraduates spend working at parttime jobs. ' (’3 1.6 N > ZO~fL Z \{66 C r’lo Corr¢¢+l\on \C'QOLal‘) 01.18 : 551' l — £50 I) Y». 2234 wig/wk
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Example 8: Average Height 2'? at > life /LC: Suppose the average height of a random sample of wig/Pmen between t e ages 0
and 22 was Y = 62.2 inches with a standard deviatio of s = 1.4 inches. Construct an \N ® 80% CI for the average height of all women between the ages of 18 and 22. g (D Ié N> 'w‘fLZ Yes (no corrécti‘ol/I‘der> e 4%.;8/wzso ‘ 72692.2m Q 94 , . 2 ﬂ __ ll‘i in
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