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Dunkin Donuts advertises that a dozen of their donuts weighs about 43 oz. A certain baker has figured out that she can stay out of trouble with her manager if each donut weighs about 3.6 oz. To test her donut-making process, she randomly selects thirty-one donuts after baking and weighs them. The average of the sample is 3.504 oz with s = 0.109 oz. Construct a 95% confidence interval for the true population mean of donut weights, and then explain whether or not she will be in trouble.

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This problem involves finding the confidence interval for a sample mean of donut weights from dunkin donuts then determining if the advertised weight falls within those bounds.

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Solution. From what you provided, we know that the size of sample is n=31, the mean of sample x^=3.504 and standard ...

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  • "Your solution, looks excellent. I recognize things from previous chapters. I have seen the standard deviation formula you used to get 5.154. I do understand the Central Limit Theorem needs the sample size (n) to be greater than 30, we have 100. I do understand the sample mean(s) of the population will follow a normal distribution, and that CLT states the sample mean of population is the population (mean), we have 143.74. But when and WHY do we use the standard deviation formula where you got 5.154. WHEN & Why use standard deviation of the sample mean. I don't understand, why don't we simply use the "100" I understand that standard deviation is the square root of variance. I do understand that the variance is the square of the differences of each sample data value minus the mean. But somehow, why not use 100, why use standard deviation of sample mean? Please help explain."
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