Elementary Statistics (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321836960
ISBN 13: 978-0-32183-696-0

Chapter 7 - Estimates and Sample Sizes - 7-2 Estimating a Population Proportion - Basic Skills and Concepts - Page 342: 38


p is between 0.92-0.0656=0.8544 and 0.92+0.0656=0.9856. No.

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The best point estimate is equal to the proportion of the sample (x) divided by the sample size: $\hat{p}=\frac{x}{n}=\frac{44}{48}=0.92.$ $E=z_{\frac{\alpha}{2}}\cdot \sqrt{\frac{\hat{p}\cdot (1-\hat{p})}{n}}=1.645\cdot \sqrt{\frac{0.92\cdot (1-0.92)}{48}}=0.0656.$ Hence, the confidence interval: E is between $\hat{p}-E$ and $\hat{p}+E$, hence p is between 0.92-0.0656=0.8544 and 0.92+0.0656=0.9856. The confidence interval doesn't describe the percentage of all on-time American Aorlines fligths, because the percentage needn't be in the interval.
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