### Sample needed to find the population mean

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To develop a 90 percent confidence interval for the population mean.

Families USA, a monthly magazine that discusses issues related to health and health costs, surveyed 20 of its subscribers. It found that the annual health insurance premiums for a family with coverage through an employer averaged \$10,979. The standard deviation of the sample was \$1,000.

a. Based on this sample information, develop a 90 percent confidence interval for the population mean yearly premium.

b. How large a sample is needed to find the population mean within \$250 at 99 percent confidence?

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