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MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1) A study is under way in Yosemite National Forest to determine the adult height of American pine trees. Speciﬁcally, the study is attempting to determine what factors aid a tree in reaching heights greater than
60 feet tall. It is estimated that the forest contains 25,000 adult American pines. The study involves
collecting heights from 250 randomly selected adult American pine trees and analyzing the results.
Identify the sample in the study. A) the 250 randomly selected adult American pine trees 8) all American pine trees, of any age, in the forest C) all the adult American pine trees taller than 60 feet D) the 25,000 adult American pine trees inthe forest The manager of the customer service division of a major consumer electronics company is interested in determining
whether the customers who have purchased. a videocassette recorder made by the company over the past 12 months
are satisfied with their products.
2) the population of interest is
A) all the customers who have ever bought a videocassette recorder made by the company.
B) all the customers who have bought a videocassette recorder made by the company over the past 12
C) all the customers who have bought a videocassette recorder made by the company and brought it in
for repair over the past 12 months.
D) all the customers who have used a videocassette recorder over the past 12 months. 3) An insurance company evaluates many numerical variables about a person before deciding on an
appropriate rate for automobile insurance. The number of claims a person has made in the last 3 years is
an example of a variable. A) discrete B) continuous C) categorical D) parameter 4) A professor of economics at a small Texas university wanted to determine what year in school students
were taking his tough economics course. Shown below is a pie chart of the results. What percentage of
the class took the course prior to reaching their senior year? A) 54% B) 14% C) 86% D) 44% ...
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