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Question 698:

A random sample of 10 miniature Tootsie Rolls was taken from a bag. Each piece was weighed on
a 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 percent confidence interval for the true mean weight. (b) What sample size
would be necessary to estimate the true weight with an error of � 0.03 grams with 90 percent 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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