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# Use EXCEL to answer         Text Question 8.3.8 (Confidence Interval for a Mean, not a proportion)...

1.         Text Question 8.3.8 (Confidence Interval for a Mean, not a proportion) (adapted)

The Table below contains the percentage of women receiving prenatal care in 2009 for a sample of countries.

1. Find the 90% confidence interval for the average percentage of woman receiving prenatal care in 2009 using the normal distribution. (Express as percentages with two digits, as shown in the data.)

1. Find the 90% confidence interval for the average percentage of woman receiving prenatal care in 2009 using the t-distribution. (Express as percentages with two digits, as shown in the data.)

1.       Are you answers similar? Why or why not?

Note: You’ll find the data below reproduced in the Excel answer template.

 70.08 72.73 74.52 75.79 76.28 76.28 76.65 80.34 80.6 81.9 86.3 87.70 87.76 88.4 90.7 91.5 91.8 92.10 92.2 92.41 92.47 93 93.2 93.40 93.63 93.68 93.8 94.3 94.51 95.00 95.8 95.8 96.23 96.24 97.3 97.90 97.95 98.2 99 99 99.1 99.10 100 100 100 100 100

1.         Text Question 8.2.5 (Confidence Interval for a Proportion)

In 2013, the Gallup poll asked 1039 U.S. adults if they agreed that a conspiracy was behind the assassination of President Kennedy. And found that 634 did so. Using a 98% confidence interval, estimate the proportion of Americans who believe in this conspiracy. Express both lower and upper bounds as a percentage, rounding to 2 digits, e.g., 57.29, 65.34.

Solution: Here concept of confidence interval is used.

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