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Random Sample of Individuals with Sinusitis Relief

Vaccinations are effective in treating sinusitis (inflammation of the membrane lining the facial sinuses) in individuals predisposed to allergies. Specifically, the researchers reported that 98% of individuals predisposed to allergies find relief from their sinusitis after allergy vaccinations. Suppose that this number is accurate and that 120 individuals predisposed to allergies are chosen at random and given allergy vaccinations.

a. Estimate the number of individuals in the random sample who do not find relief from their sinusitis by giving the mean of the relevant distribution (that is, the expectation of the relevant random variable). Do not round your response.

b. Quantify the uncertainty of your estimate by giving the standard deviation of the distribution. Round your response to at least three decimal places.

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Vaccinations are effective in treating sinusitis (inflammation of the membrane lining the facial sinuses) in individuals predisposed to allergies. Specifically, the researchers reported that 98% of individuals predisposed to allergies find relief from their sinusitis after allergy vaccinations. Suppose that this number is accurate and that 120 individuals predisposed to allergies are chosen at random and given allergy vaccinations.

a. Estimate the number of individuals in the random sample who do not find relief from their sinusitis by giving the mean of the relevant distribution (that is, the expectation of the relevant random variable). Do not round your response.

b. Quantify the uncertainty of your estimate by giving the standard deviation of the distribution. Round your response to at least three decimal places.

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