Female college student participation in athletics has increased dramatically over the past few decades. Sports medicine providers are aware of some unique health concerns of athletic women, including disordered eating. A study (M. Reinking and L. Alexander, Journal of Athletic Training, vol. 40, 2005, p. 47–51) compared disordered-eating symptoms and their causes for collegiate female athletes (in lean and nonlean sports) and nonathletes. The sample mean of the body dissatisfaction assessment score was 13.2 (s = 8.0) for 16 lean sport athletes (those sports that place value on leanness, including distance running, swimming, and gymnastics) and 7.3 (s = 6.0) for the 68 nonlean sport athletes. Assuming equal population standard deviations,
a. Find the standard error for comparing the means.
b. Construct a 95% confidence interval for the difference between the mean body dissatisfaction for lean sport athletes and nonlean sport athletes. Interpret.

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