Over the past several months, an adult patient has been treated for tetany (severe muscle spasms). This condition
is associated with an average total calcium level below 6 mg/dl. Recently, the patient's total calcium tests gave the following readings (in mg/dl). Assume that the population of x values has an approximately normal distribution.
9.7 9.6 10.9 8.5 9.4 9.8 10.0 9.9 11.2 12.1
(a) Use a calculator with mean and sample standard deviation keys to find the sample mean reading x bar and the sample standard deviation s. (in mg/dl; round your answers to two decimal places.)
x bar =
(b) Find a 99.9% confidence interval for the population mean of total calcium in this patient's blood. (in mg/dl; round your answer to two decimal places.)