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 Sample size 2010-03-29 From Rae:What sample size was needed to obtain an error range of 2% if the following statement was made? "75% of the workers support the proposed benefit package. These results are considered accurate to within + or - 2%, 18 out of 20 times. This seems like a straight forward question but I'm getting it wrong. Could you please help me out even just the set up would be appreciated so I can see if that's where I'm going wrong. ThanksAnswered by Harley Weston. Problems understanding math 2008-07-27 From Cindy:why do so many people have problems understanding math. is it because at some point along the way they didn't fully understand a concept and they then lose confidence. Learning math is cummulative so what you don't learn at one point just gets more confusing as you move along. how do we correct this? how can i help students in junior and senior high who do poorly in math.Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Victoria West. Confidence level 2007-11-19 From Fara:It is common for public opinion polls to have a " confidence level" of 95%, meaning that there is a 0.95 probability that the poll results are accurate within the claimed margins of error. If six different organizations conduct independent polls, what is the probability that all six of them are accurate within the claimed margins of error? Does the results suggest that with a confidence level of 95%, we can expect that almost all polls will be within the claimed margin of error?Answered by Harley Weston. Find the sample size needed 2007-05-13 From Mini:Find the sample size needed to be 98% confident thata marketing survey on the proportion of shoppers who use the internet for holiday shopping is accurate within a margin of error of 0.02. Assume that the conditions for a binomial distribution are met, and that a current estimate for a sample proportion does not exist.Answered by Penny Nom. A confidence interval 2006-01-21 From Jonathan:I am attempting to calculate how my confidence interval will widen at the 95% confidence level if my response universe increases from 100 to 150 or to 200. There is a universe of 54,000. I take a 5% sample for a test universe of 2,700 If my "yes" universe is 100, at the 95% confidence level, what is my +/- range? (i.e +/- 3? +/-5?) Historically, 6.6% of the 2,700 you say "yes". I am trying to determine how the confidence interval would change if the number of "yes" responders increased to 150 or to 200. Answered by Penny Nom. Computing confidence intervals 2004-11-26 From Christie:I was given a question with N=100, sample proportion is 0.1- compute the 95% confidence interval for P? I have tried this several ways but do not know how to do without means, standard deviations, standard error of the mean? I asked my teacher and she said I have all the info I need. Can you help????Answered by Penny Nom. Sampling distributions 2002-02-18 From A student: given: n = 40, standard deviation is not known, population of individual observations not normal. does the central limit theorem apply in this case? why or why not? for an estimation problem, list two ways of reducing the magnitude of sampling error? What will happen to the magnitude of sampling error if the confidence level is raised all other things remaining the same? justify your answer? Answered by Harley Weston. A sample size problem 2001-10-28 From Charles:The U.S Transportation Dept. will randomly sample traffic reports to estimate the proportion of accidents involving people over the age of 70. The Dept. has no advance estimate of this proportion. how many reports should the dept select to be atleast 97% confident that the estimate is within .01 of the true proportion? Answered by Harley Weston. A confidence interval 2001-06-28 From Murray:An investigator wants to find out of there are any difference in "skills" between full and part time students. Records show the following: ```Student Mean Score Std Dev Number ---------- ----------------- ---------- ----------- Full time 83 12 45 Part time 70 15 55 ``` Compute a 95% confidence interval for the difference in mean scores.Answered by Andrei Volodin. A confidence interval 2001-04-26 From Kim:A poll asked 1528 adults if they were in favor of the death penalty, 1238 said yes, find 99% confidence level for percent of all adult who are in favor of the death penalty.Answered by Andrei Volodin. Estimating the population mean 1999-11-13 From John Barekman:Statitistics: Estimating the population mean when the standard deviation is known: I am not sure which n to use in the formula for the confidence interval equation: x +/- z*(standard deviation/sqrt(n)) If we have data of ten people, and if we have the data of ten sets of ten people each, what is the difference in the n that we use? What is the difference between the standard deviation and the standard error? Are we using the number of sampling means or just the number of samples?Answered by Harley Weston.

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