A random sample of 386 married couples found that 294 had two or more personality preferences in common. In another random sample of 570 married couples, it was found that only 40 had no preferences in common. Let p1 be the population proportion of all married couples who have two or more personality preferences in common. Let p2 be the population proportion of all married couples who have no personality preferences in common. (a) Find a 90% confidence interval for p1 – p2. (Use 3 decimal places.) lower limit       upper limit       (b) Explain the meaning of the confidence interval in part (a) in the context of this problem. Does the confidence interval contain all positive, all negative, or both positive and negative numbers? What does this tell you (at the 90% confidence level) about the proportion of married couples with two or more personality preferences in common compared with the proportion of married couples sharing no personality preferences in common?

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A random sample of 386 married couples found that 294 had two or more personality preferences in common. In another random sample of 570 married couples, it was found that only 40 had no preferences in common. Let p1 be the population proportion of all married couples who have two or more personality preferences in common. Let p2 be the population proportion of all married couples who have no personality preferences in common.

(a) Find a 90% confidence interval for p1 – p2. (Use 3 decimal places.)
lower limit      
upper limit      
(b) Explain the meaning of the confidence interval in part (a) in the context of this problem. Does the confidence interval contain all positive, all negative, or both positive and negative numbers? What does this tell you (at the 90% confidence level) about the proportion of married couples with two or more personality preferences in common compared with the proportion of married couples sharing no personality preferences in common?

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