1. If the 52 reported cases represented a rate 50% higher than the statewide rate, what

is a reasonable estimate of m, the average number of such cancer cases statewide?

2. Based on your estimate of m, what is the estimated standard deviation of the number

of cancer cases statewide?

3. What is the z-score for the x 52 observed cases of cancer? How do you interpret

this z-score in light of the concern about an elevated rate of hematopoietic

cancers in this area?

is a reasonable estimate of m, the average number of such cancer cases statewide?

2. Based on your estimate of m, what is the estimated standard deviation of the number

of cancer cases statewide?

3. What is the z-score for the x 52 observed cases of cancer? How do you interpret

this z-score in light of the concern about an elevated rate of hematopoietic

cancers in this area?