  # a researcher measured BMI in 12 patients who are free of diabetes in participating in the study of risk factors for obesity and found a mean BMI of 31.7 with a standard deviation of 5.9 body Mass is measured as a ratio of weight in kilograms to height in meters squared generate a two-sided 95% confidence interval estimate of the true BMI

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a researcher measured BMI in 12 patients who are free of diabetes in participating in the study of risk factors for obesity and found a mean BMI of 31.7 with a standard deviation of 5.9 body Mass is measured as a ratio of weight in kilograms to height in meters squared generate a two-sided 95% confidence interval estimate of the true BMI

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Step 1

Confidence interval when population standard deviation is not known:

The formula of confidence interval for the population mean when population standard deviation is not given is as follows.

Step 2

Computing the 95% confidence interval for population mean:

Here, the sample mean (x-bar) is 31.7.

The sample standard deviation (s) is 5.9.

The confidence level is 0.95.

Thus, the level of significance, α is 0.05 (= 1 – 0.95).

The degrees of freedom (n − 1) is 11 (=12 − 1).

For 95% confidence interval, the critical ...

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