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# Provided in the date below a set of restoration times for 35 failed power transformers. The...

Provided in the date below a set of restoration times for 35 failed power transformers. The data were collected for recent transformer failures by a fairly novice work crew. a. What is a 90% confidence interval for mean restoration time? b. What is a 99% confidence interval for mean restoration time? c. If the industry standard for such a restoration is 2.7 hours, discuss how well the work crew in this analysis performed.

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Answer #1

A)
sample mean, xbar = 3.18
sample standard deviation, s = 1.131
sample size, n = 35
degrees of freedom, df = n - 1 = 34

Given CI level is 90%, hence α = 1 - 0.9 = 0.1
α/2 = 0.1/2 = 0.05, tc = t(α/2, df) = 1.691

CI = (xbar - tc * s/sqrt(n) , xbar + tc * s/sqrt(n))
CI = (3.18 - 1.691 * 1.131/sqrt(35) , 3.18 + 1.691 * 1.131/sqrt(35))
CI = (2.86 , 3.5)

B)
Given CI level is 99%, hence α = 1 - 0.99 = 0.01
α/2 = 0.01/2 = 0.005, tc = t(α/2, df) = 2.728

CI = (xbar - tc * s/sqrt(n) , xbar + tc * s/sqrt(n))
CI = (3.18 - 2.728 * 1.131/sqrt(35) , 3.18 + 2.728 * 1.131/sqrt(35))
CI = (2.66 , 3.7)

C)
For 90% CI, the value of 2.7 is below the lower limit of the calculated CI. Hence crew worked below the industry standard.

For 99% CI, the valeu of 2.7 is included in the CI. Hence crew worked as per the industry standard.

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