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Office Supply Warehouse Defective Pencils

1) An office supply warehouse has boxes of pencils, 100 pencils to the box. Information about the entire warehouse as well as a sample of the boxes is shown below:
Number of defectives per box Number of boxes in warehouse Number of boxes in sample
0 1500 50
1 250 20
2 75 3
3 40 3
4 10 1

What is the population?
What is the size of the population?
Is the population finite or infinite?
Describe the Sample?
What is the sample size?

2) In the 1936 presidential election, Alfred Landon was predicted (incorrectly) to beat Franklin D. Roosevelt based on the results of a telephone survey. Because telephones were considered a luxury item during this period, the survey was biased because it related only to the opinion of those who could be reached by telephone. This incident represents which of the following?

A. An improperly defined parameter
B. An improperly defined sampling frame
C. A poorly defined population
D. A sample with no statistic defined for the sample

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1) An office supply warehouse has boxes of pencils, 100 pencils to the box. Information about the entire warehouse as well as a sample of the boxes is shown below:
Number of defectives per box Number of boxes in warehouse Number of boxes in ...

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The defect rate for pencils in an office supply warehouse is determined.

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