### Draw conclusions about the population proportion

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Each day, Maria gets dozens of e-mail messages. She keeps track of what proportion of the messages are spam or other junk and what proportion are interesting. Suppose that she got 50 messages yesterday, and 20 of them were interesting.

If the collection of messages on a single day is considered to be a sample of all e-mail messages she ever receives, explain the meaning of each of the following definitions in the context of this example, and give numerical values where possible: population, sample, sample size, population parameter, sample statistic (or sample estimate).

Discuss whether you think the Fundamental Rule for Using Data for Inference would allow Maria to draw conclusions about the population proportion based on the sample proportion.

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