# What is the sample size required for a survey of shoppers who use credit cards?

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A survey of shoppers is planned to determine what percentage use credit cards. Prior surveys suggest that 59% use credit cards. The required margin of error is 0.02 at 95% confidence. What is the minimum sample size required to assure that your sample proportion "p" will be within the required margin of error around the population proportion "p."

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Sample Size = (2^2*Z^2* p^.5 *(1-p)^.5)/L^2

Z= 1.65 ( FROM NORMAL Table for 95% confidence interval)

p= ...

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