The College Board reported the following mean scores for the three parts of the SAT (The World Almanac, 2009): Critical reading 502 Mathematics 515 Writing 494 Assume that the population standard deviation on each part of the test is 100.   a) What is the probability that a random sample of 90 test takers will provide a sample mean test score within 10 points of the population mean of 502 on the Critical reading part of the test?  b) What is the probability that a random sample of 90 test takers will provide a sample mean test score within 10 points of the population mean of 515 on the Mathematics part of the test? Compare this probability to the value computed in part (a).

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The College Board reported the following mean scores for the three parts of the SAT (The World Almanac, 2009):

Critical reading 502

Mathematics 515

Writing 494

Assume that the population standard deviation on each part of the test is 100.

 

  1. a) What is the probability that a random sample of 90 test takers will provide a sample mean test score within 10 points of the population mean of 502 on the Critical reading part of the test? 
  2. b) What is the probability that a random sample of 90 test takers will provide a sample mean test score within 10 points of the population mean of 515 on the Mathematics part of the test? Compare this probability to the value computed in part (a). 

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