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# Based on past data, it is known that about 8.96% of people who go to the...

1. Based on past data, it is known that about 8.96% of people who go to the doctor end up testing positive for influenza. Suppose we take a sample of 100 doctor visits and find that 9.17% of people test positive for influenza. We want to see if there is evidence that the percentage of people who have influenza is increasing. Show all steps with formulas used.
1. If I wanted to control my margin of error and set it to 3% with 99% confidence, what sample size would I need to take instead of the 100?
2. Using my original sample size of 100, what would be the 99% confidence interval for the population proportion?
3. What are the null and alternative hypotheses?
4. What is the critical value at 99% confidence?
5. Calculate the test statistic (using the sample of 100).
6. Find the p-value.
7. What conclusion would be made here at the 99% confidence level?

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