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MULTIPLE CHOICE.  Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

33)  Construct a 95% confidence interval for the population mean, m. Assume the population has a normal distribution. A sample of 20 college students had mean annual earnings of $3120 with a standard deviation of $677. 33)  _______

A) ($2803, $3437) B)  ($1324, $1567)

C) ($2135, $2567) D)  ($2657, $2891)

 

34)  Construct a 90% confidence interval for the population mean, m. Assume the population has a normal distribution. A sample of 15 randomly selected students has a grade point average of 2.86 with a standard deviation of 0.78. 34)  _______

A) (2.51, 3.21) B)  (2.41, 3.42) C)  (2.37, 3.56) D)  (2.28, 3.66)

 

35)  Construct a 95% confidence interval for the population mean, m. Assume the population has a normal distribution. A sample of 25 randomly selected students has a mean test score of 81.5 with a standard deviation of 10.2. 35)  _______

A) (77.29, 85.71) B)  (56.12, 78.34)

C) (66.35, 69.89) D)  (87.12, 98.32)

 

36)  Construct a 95% confidence interval for the population mean, m. Assume the population has a normal distribution. A random sample of 16 fluorescent light bulbs has a mean life of 645 hours with a standard deviation of 31 hours. 36)  _______

A) (628.5, 661.5) B)  (876.2, 981.5)

C) (531.2, 612.9) D)  (321.7, 365.8)

 

37)  Construct a 99% confidence interval for the population mean, m. Assume the population has a normal distribution. A group of 19 randomly selected students has a mean age of 22.4 years with a standard deviation of 3.8 years. 37)  _______

A) (19.9, 24.9) B)  (16.3, 26.9) C)  (17.2, 23.6) D)  (18.7, 24.1)

 

38)  Construct a 98% confidence interval for the population mean, m. Assume the population has a normal distribution. A study of 14 bowlers showed that their average score was 192 with a standard deviation of 8. 38)  _______

A) (186.3, 197.7) B)  (222.3, 256.1)

C) (328.3, 386.9) D)  (115.4, 158.8)

 

39)  Construct a 90% confidence interval for the population mean, m. Assume the population has a normal distribution. In a recent study of 22 eighth graders, the mean number of hours per week that they watched television was 19.6 with a standard deviation of 5.8 hours. 39)  _______

A) (17.47, 21.73) B)  (18.63, 20.89)

C) (5.87, 7.98) D)  (19.62, 23.12)

 

40)  A random sample of 10 parking meters in a beach community showed the following incomes for a day. Assume the incomes are normally distributed.

 

$3.60  $4.50  $2.80  $6.30  $2.60  $5.20  $6.75  $4.25  $8.00  $3.00

 

Find the 95% confidence interval for the true mean. 40)  _______

A) ($3.39, $6.01) B)  ($2.11, $5.34)

C) ($4.81, $6.31) D)  ($1.35, $2.85)

 

41)  The grade point averages for 10 randomly selected high school students are listed below. Assume the grade point averages are normally distributed.

 

2.0   3.2   1.8   2.9   0.9   4.0   3.3   2.9   3.6   0.8

 

Find a 98% confidence interval for the true mean. 41)  _______

A) (1.55, 3.53) B)  (0.67, 1.81) C)  (2.12, 3.14) D)  (3.11, 4.35)

 

42)  A local bank needs information concerning the checking account balances of its customers. A random sample of 15 accounts was checked. The mean balance was $686.75 with a standard deviation of $256.20. Find a 98% confidence interval for the true mean. Assume that the account balances are normally distributed. 42)  _______

A) ($513.17, $860.33) B)  ($238.23, $326.41)

C) ($326.21, $437.90) D)  ($487.31, $563.80)

 

43)  When  475 college students were surveyed, 125 said they own their car. Find a point estimate for p, the population proportion of students who own their cars. 43)  _______

A)  0.263 B)   0.737 C)   0.357 D)   0.208

 

44)  A survey of 100 fatal accidents showed that  11 were alcohol related. Find a point estimate for p, the population proportion of accidents that were alcohol related. 44)  _______

A)  0.11 B)   0.89 C)   0.124 D)   0.099

 

45)  A survey of  500 non-fatal accidents showed that  118 involved the use of a cell phone. Find a point estimate for p, the population proportion of accidents that involved the use of a cell phone. 45)  _______

A)  0.236 B)   0.764 C)   0.309 D)   0.191

 

46)  A survey of 250 households showed  37 owned at least one gun. Find a point estimate for p, the population proportion of households that own at least one gun. 46)  _______

A)  0.148 B)   0.852 C)   0.174 D)   0.129

 

47)  A survey of  2490 golfers showed that  347 of them are left-handed. Find a point estimate for p, the population proportion of golfers that are left-handed. 47)  _______

A)  0.139 B)   0.861 C)   0.162 D)   0.122

 

SHORT ANSWER.  Write the word or phrase that best completes each statement or answers the question.

48)  When  385 college students were surveyed,  160 said they own their car. Construct a 95% confidence interval for the proportion of college students who say they own their cars. 48)  _____________

 

49)  A survey of  600 non-fatal accidents showed that  166 involved the use of a cell phone. Construct a 99% confidence interval for the proportion of fatal accidents that involved the use of a cell phone. 49)  _____________

 

MULTIPLE CHOICE.  Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

50)  A survey of 100 fatal accidents showed that 52 were alcohol related. Construct a 98% confidence interval for the proportion of fatal accidents that were alcohol related. 50)  _______

A) (0.404, 0.636) B)  (0.120, 0.340)

C) (0.560, 0.580) D)  (0.880, 0.900)

 

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