The results of a survey show that the percent of adults in a certain town who want to change the name of the town is in the interval (0.31, 0.52)

(a) What is the point estimate for the percent who want to change the town’s name?

(b) What is the poll’s margin of error?

(c) If the town’s adult population is 140,371, what is the best estimate for the number of people who would support the name change?

TheFA May 14, 2019

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(a) I want the midpoint value of the interval for the point estimate, so \(\frac{0.31+0.52}{2} = 0.415\)

(b) The poll's margin of error can be described as how far either end of the interval is from the point estimate, so \(|0.52-0.415| = 0.105\)

(c) estimate \(= \hat{p} * n = 0.415(140371) = 58253.965\)

.Anthrax May 14, 2019

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Best Answer

(a) I want the midpoint value of the interval for the point estimate, so \(\frac{0.31+0.52}{2} = 0.415\)

(b) The poll's margin of error can be described as how far either end of the interval is from the point estimate, so \(|0.52-0.415| = 0.105\)

(c) estimate \(= \hat{p} * n = 0.415(140371) = 58253.965\)

Anthrax May 14, 2019