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Conditions For each situation described below, identify the population and the sample, explain what.

Conditions For each situation described
below, identify the population and the sample, explain what p and pn represent,
and tell whether the methods of this chapter can be used to create a confidence
interval.

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a) Police set up an auto checkpoint at
which drivers are stopped and their cars inspected for safety problems. They
find that 14 of the 134 cars stopped have at least one safety violation. They
want to estimate the percentage of all cars that may be unsafe.

b) A TV talk show asks viewers to register
their opinions on prayer in schools by logging on to a website. Of the 602
people who voted, 488 favored prayer in schools. We want to estimate the level
of support among the general public.

c) A school is considering requiring
students to wear uniforms. The PTA surveys parent opinion by sending a
questionnaire home with all 1245 students; 380 surveys are returned, with 228
families in favor of the change.

 d) A college admits 1632 freshmen one
year, and four years later, 1388 of them graduate on time. The college wants to
estimate the percentage of all their freshman enrollees who graduate on time.

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