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9. To determine the average cost of running for a congressional seat, a random sample of 50 politicians are chosen and their records are examined. The cost figures of the sample show a mean of \$125,000 with a standard deviation of \$32,000. Find the 90% confidence interval estimate for the average cost of running for office.

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9. To determine the average cost of running for a congressional seat, a random sample of 50 politicians are chosen and their records are examined. The cost figures of the sample show a mean of \$125,000 with a standard deviation of \$32,000. Find the 90% confidence interval estimate for the average cost of running for office.

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