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# Allegiant Airlines charges a mean base fare of \$89. In addition, the airline charges for making...

Allegiant Airlines charges a mean base fare of \$89. In addition, the airline charges for making a reservation on its website, checking bags, and inflight beverages. These additional charges average \$39 per passenger. Suppose a random sample of 50 passengers is taken to determine the total cost of their flight on Allegiant Airlines. The population standard deviation of total flight cost is known to be \$36. Use z-table.

a. What is the population mean cost per flight? \$

b. What is the probability the sample mean will be within \$10 of the population mean cost per flight (to 4 decimals)? c.

c.What is the probability the sample mean will be within \$5 of the population mean cost per flight (to 4 decimals)?

(a)

Population mean = = 89 + 39 = 128

(b)

Given:

Population SD = = 36

n = Sample size = 50

SE = /

= 36/ = 5.0911

Sample mean within 10 of population mean:

Z = 10/5.0911 = 1.9642

Table of Area Under Standard Normal Curve gives area = 0.4750

So,

Sample mean within 10 of population mean = 0.4750 X 2 = 0.9500

(c)

Sample mean within 5 of population mean:

Z = 5/5.0911= 0.9812

Table gives area = 0.3365

So,

Sample mean within 5 of population mean = 0.3365 X 2 = 0.6730