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Chapter 9 Review Exercises

Chapter 9 Review Exercises
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  • 21. Confidence Interval for the Population Mean of New York Teacher Salaries

    The histogram shows the distribution of the salaries of 75 New York public school teachers. Use the Confidence Interval Calculator and a 95% confidence level to estimate the population mean salary.

    • Worked-Out Solution

      Using the Confidence Interval Calculator located in Tools, you can obtain the following.

      • 95% Confidence Level: The population mean is $65,467 ± $1710.99.

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  • 22. Confidence Interval for the Population Mean of New York Teacher Salaries

    The histogram shows the distribution of the salaries of 75 New York public school teachers. Use the Confidence Interval Calculator and a 99% confidence level to estimate the population mean salary.

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  • 23. Bias in a Presidential Approval Survey

    Explain why the sample may be biased. Then explain how to find an unbiased sample.

    A politically conservative magazine wants to estimate the percent of U.S. adults who approve of the job the president is doing. The magazine sends the survey to readers on its mailing list.

    • Worked-Out Solution

      The sample may be biased because conservative people would have a positive opinion of a conservative president and a negative opinion of a liberal president. To find an unbiased sample, the magazine should send the survey to a random sample of people.

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  • 24. Bias in an Election Survey

    Explain why the sample may be biased. Then explain how to find an unbiased sample.

    A pollster wants to determine the percent of registered voters who voted for the Republican candidate in an election. The pollster conducts an exit poll in a primarily Republican neighborhood.

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  • 25. Sample Size for a Voting Survey

    You work for a political campaign. You want to estimate the percent of registered voters who plan to vote for your candidate. Use the Sample Size Calculator. Choose a 90% confidence level and a 2% margin of error. How many people should you survey to obtain reliable results?

    • Worked-Out Solution

      Using the Sample Size Calculator located in Tools, you can see that you need to survey 1692 people to obtain reliable results.

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  • 26. Biased Question about Whether a Senator Should Resign

    Determine which question could produce biased results. Explain.

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