## A professor wants to estimate the average time it takes his students to finish a computer project. Based on previous evidence, he believes t

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A professor wants to estimate the average time it takes his students to finish a computer project. Based on previous evidence, he believes that the standard deviation is approximately 3.6 hours. He would like to be 96% confident that his estimate is within 5 hours of the true population mean. Use RStudio to determine how large of a sample size is required without rounding any interim calculations.

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6 months 2021-08-27T04:30:36+00:00 1 Answers 4 views 0

A sample size of 3 is required.

Step-by-step explanation:

We have that to find our level, that is the subtraction of 1 by the confidence interval divided by 2. So: Now, we have to find z in the Z-table as such z has a p-value of .

That is z with a pvalue of , so Z = 2.054.

Now, find the margin of error M as such In which is the standard deviation of the population and n is the size of the sample.

Based on previous evidence, he believes that the standard deviation is approximately 3.6 hours.

This means that He would like to be 96% confident that his estimate is within 5 hours of the true population mean. Use RStudio to determine how large of a sample size is required without rounding any interim calculations.

The sample size needed is of n, and n is found when M = 5. So      Rounding up:

A sample size of 3 is required.