Consider each of these situations. Do you think the proposed sampling method is appropriate? Explain.
a) We want to know if business leaders in the community support the development of an “incubator” site at a vacant lot on the edge of town. We spend a day phoning local businesses in the phone book to ask whether they’d sign a petition.
b) We want to know if travelers at the local airport are satisfied with the food available there. We go to the airport on a busy day and interview every tenth person in line in the food court.

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