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Statistics - Confidence Intervals for an electrical firm

9.4 An electrical firm manufactures light bulbs that have a length of life that is approximately normally distributed with a standard deviation of 40 hours. If a sample of 30 bulbs has an average life of 780 hours, find a 96% confidence interval for the population mean of all bulbs produced by this firm.

9.6 The heights of a random sample of 50 college students showed a mean of 174.5 centimeters and a standard deviation of 6.9 centimeters.
(a) Construct a 98% confidence interval for the mean height of all college students.

(b) What can we assert with 98% confidence about the possible size of our error if we estimate the mean height of all college students to be 174.5 centimeters?

9.10 An efficiency expert wishes to determine the average time that it takes to drill three holes in a certain metal clamp. How large a sample will he need to be 95% confident that his sample mean will be within 15 seconds of the true mean? Assume that it is known from previous studies that s=40 seconds.

9.14 A random sample of 10 chocolate energy bars of a certain brand has, on average, 230 calories with a standard deviation of 15 calories. Construct a 99% confidence interval for the true mean calorie content of this brand of energy bar. Assume that the distribution of the calories is approximately normal.

9.16 A random sample of 12 graduates of a certain secretarial school typed an average 79.3 words per minute with a standard deviation of 7.8 words per minute. Assuming a normal distribution for the number of words typed per minute, find a 95% confidence interval for the average number of words typed by all graduates of this school.


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