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A well-known bank credit card firm wishes to estimate the proportion of credit card holders who carry a nonzero balance at the end of the month and incur an interest charge. Assume that the desired margin of error is .03 at 98% confidence. a. How large a sample should be selected if it is anticipated that roughly 70% of the firm’s card holders carry a nonzero balance at the end of the month? b. How large a sample should be selected if no planning value for the proportion could be specified?

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A well-known bank credit card firm wishes to estimate the proportion of credit card holders who carry a nonzero balance at the end of the month and incur an interest charge. Assume that the desired margin of error is .03 at 98% confidence.

  1. a. How large a sample should be selected if it is anticipated that roughly 70% of the firm’s card holders carry a nonzero balance at the end of the month?
  2. b. How large a sample should be selected if no planning value for the proportion could be specified?

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