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Question 369:

A random sample of 10 miniature Tootsie Rolls was taken from a bag. Each piece was weighed on very accurate scale. The results in grams were 3.087 3.131 3.241 3.241 3.270 3.353 3.400 3.411 3.437 3.477 (a)Construct a 90% confidence interval for the true mean weight. (b)What sample size would be necessary to estimate the true weight an error of +/- 0.03 gram with 90% confidence? (c) Discuss the factors which might cause variation in the weight of Tootsie Rolls during manufacture. (Data are from a project by MBA student Henry Scussel.)

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