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# A state's Department of Education reports that 12% of the high school students in that state attend ...

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A state's Department of Education reports that 12% of the high school students in that state attend private high schools. The State University wonders if the percentage is the same in their applicant pool. Admissions officers plan to check a random sample of the over 10,000 applications on file to estimate the percentage of students applying for admission who attend private schools.

The admissions officers want to estimate the true percentage of private school applicants to within ±4%, with 90% confidence. How many applications should they sample?
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## Stats: Modeling the World

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 A state's Department of Education reports that 12% of the high school students in that state attend private high schools. The State University wonders if the percentage is the same in their applicant pool. Admissions officers plan to check a random sample of the over 10,000 applications on file to estimate the percentage of students applying for admission who attend private schools.They actually select a random sample of 450 applications, and find that 46 of those students attend private schools. Create the confidence interval.
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 We have a random sample of less than 10% of the applicants, with 46 successes and 404 failures, both of which are at least ten, so a Normal model applies.  The confidence interval is (0.079, 0.126).
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 Appreciate the effort, thank you!
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 You're very welcome ... please mark the topic solved when you get a chance
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 A state's Department of Education reports that 12% of the high school students in that state attend private high schools. The State University wonders if the percentage is the same in their applicant pool. Admissions officers plan to check a random sample of the over 10,000 applications on file to estimate the percentage of students applying for admission who attend private schools.Interpret the confidence interval in this context.
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 We are 90% confident that between 7.9% and 12.6% of the applicants attend private high schools.
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 A state's Department of Education reports that 12% of the high school students in that state attend private high schools. The State University wonders if the percentage is the same in their applicant pool. Admissions officers plan to check a random sample of the over 10,000 applications on file to estimate the percentage of students applying for admission who attend private schools.Should the admissions officers conclude that the percentage of private school students in their applicant pool is lower than the statewide enrollment rate of 12%? Explain.
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 No. Since 12% lies in the confidence interval it's possible that the percentage of private school students in the applicant pool matches the statewide enrollment rate.
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2 weeks ago
 I appreciate what you did here, answered it correctly