How Many Close Confidants Do People Have? In a recent study,1 2006 randomly selected US adults (age 18 or older) were asked to give the numb

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How Many Close Confidants Do People Have? In a recent study,1 2006 randomly selected US adults (age 18 or older) were asked to give the number of people in the last six months with whom you discussed matters that are important to you. The average number of close confidants was 2.2, with a standard deviation of 1.4. Hampton, K.,. Goulet, L., Rainie, L., and Purcell, K, “Social Networking Sites and Our Lives.’ Pew Research Center.

(a) Find the margin of error for this estimate if we want 99% Round your answer to three decimal place

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Reagan 2 weeks 2021-11-22T00:34:14+00:00 1 Answer 0

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    2021-11-22T00:35:57+00:00

    Answer:

    0.08065

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Given that in a recent study,1 2006 randomly selected US adults (age 18 or older) were asked to give the number of people in the last six months with whom you discussed matters that are important to you.

    If X is random variable then X has mean 2.2 and s = 1.4

    n=2006

    Std error of mean =\frac{1.4}{\sqrt{2006} } \\=0.03126

    For 99% since sample size is large, t and z distn almost coincide.

    Hence we can take 2.58 as critical value

    Margin of error at 99% =2.58*0.03126\\=0.08065

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