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we believe that 42% of freshmen do not visit their counselors regularly. For this year, you would like to obtain a new sample to estimate the proportiton of freshmen who do not visit their counselors regularly. You would like to be 98% confident that your estimate is within 3.5% of the true population proportion. How large of a sample size is required

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Answer:A sample of 1077 is required.

Step-by-step explanation:In a sample with a number n of people surveyed with a probability of a success of [tex]\pi[/tex], and a confidence level of [tex]1-\alpha[/tex], we have the following

confidence interval of proportions.[tex]\pi \pm z\sqrt{\frac{\pi(1-\pi)}{n}}[/tex]

In whichz is the zscore that has a pvalue of [tex]1 – \frac{\alpha}{2}[/tex].

The margin of error is of:[tex]M = z\sqrt{\frac{\pi(1-\pi)}{n}}[/tex]

42% of freshmen do not visit their counselors regularly.This means that [tex]\pi = 0.42[/tex]

98% confidence levelSo [tex]\alpha = 0.02[/tex], z is the value of Z that has a pvalue of [tex]1 – \frac{0.02}{2} = 0.99[/tex], so [tex]Z = 2.327[/tex].

How large of a sample size is required?A sample size of n is required, and n is found when M = 0.035. So

[tex]M = z\sqrt{\frac{\pi(1-\pi)}{n}}[/tex]

[tex]0.035 = 2.327\sqrt{\frac{0.42*0.58}{n}}[/tex]

[tex]0.035\sqrt{n} = 2.327\sqrt{0.42*0.58}[/tex]

[tex]\sqrt{n} = \frac{2.327\sqrt{0.42*0.58}}{0.035}[/tex]

[tex](\sqrt{n})^2 = (\frac{2.327\sqrt{0.42*0.58}}{0.035})^2[/tex]

[tex]n = 1076.8[/tex]

Rounding up:

A sample of 1077 is required.