Complete the problems below from the textbook. You will need to use the "Lincolnville School District Bus Data" and the "Century National Bank Data" files for this assignment.
1. Chapter 8 – Problem 44
2. Chapter 8 – Problem 48
3. Chapter 9 – Problem 56
4. Chapter 9 – Problem 66
5. Chapter 9 – Problem 71
6. Chapter 9 Case A – Century National Bank
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44. An economist uses the price of a gallon of milk as a measure of inflation. She finds that the average price is $3.82 per gallon and the population standard deviation is $0.33. You decide to sample 40 convenience stores, collect their prices for a gallon of milk, and compute the mean price for the sample.
a. What is the standard error of the mean in this experiment?
b. What is the probability that the sample mean is between $3.78 and $3.86?
c. What is the probability that the difference between the sample mean and the population mean is less than $0.01?
d. What is the likelihood the sample mean is greater than $3.92?
48. Refer to the Lincolnville School District bus data. Information provided by manufacturers of school buses suggests the mean maintenance cost per year is $4,400 per bus with a standard deviation of $1,000. Compute the mean maintenance cost for the Lincolnville buses. Does the Lincolnville data seem to be in line with that reported by the manufacturer? Specifically, what is the probability of Lincolnville’s mean annual maintenance cost, or greater, given the manufacturer’s data?
56. Families USA, a monthly magazine that discusses issues related to health and health costs, surveyed 20 of its subscribers. It found that the annual health insurance premiums for a family with coverage through an employer averaged $10,979. The standard deviation of the sample was $1,000.
a. Based on this sample information, develop a 90% confidence interval for the population mean yearly premium.
b. How large a sample is needed to find the population mean within $250 at 99% confidence?