In a random sample of 13 microwave ovens, the mean repair cost was $70.00 and the standard deviation was $15.40.
Using the standard normal distribution with the appropriate calculations for a standard deviation that is known, assume the population is normally distributed, find the margin of error and construct a 98% confidence interval for the population mean. A 98% confidence interval using the t-distribution was (58.5,81.5).
Find the margin of error of the population mean.
Find the confidence interval of the population mean.
Compare the results.
sample mean 'x̄= | 70.000 |
sample size n= | 13.00 |
std deviation σ= | 15.400 |
std error ='σx=σ/√n= | 4.2712 |
for 98 % CI value of z= | 2.33 | |
margin of error E=z*std error = | 9.936~ 9.9 | |
lower bound=sample mean-E= | 60.1 | |
Upper bound=sample mean+E= | 79.9 | |
from above 98% confidence interval for population mean =(60.1 , 79.9) |
from above we can see that margin of error and width of confidence interval with standard normal distribution is smaller in comparison when t distribution was used,
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