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In an article in the Journal of Advertising, Weinberger and Spotts compare the use of humor in television ads in the United States and the United Kingdom. They found that a substantially greater percentage of U.K. ads use humor.
a. Suppose that a random sample of 400 television ads in the United Kingdom reveals that 142 of these ads use humor. Find a point estimate of and a 95 percent confidence interval for the proportion of all U.K. television ads that use humor.
b. Suppose a random sample of 500 television ads in the United States reveals that 122 of these ads use humor. Find a point estimate of and a 95 percent confidence interval for the proportion of all U. S. television ads that use humor.
c. Do the confidence intervals you computed in parts a and b suggest that a greater percentage of U.K. ads use humor? Explain. How might an ad agency use this information?


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