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In Case Study 19.1, we learned that about 56% of American adults actually voted in the presidential election of 1992, whereas about 61% of a random sample claimed that they had voted. The size of the sample was not specified, but suppose it were based on 1600 American adults, a common size for such studies.
a. Into what interval of values should the sample proportion fall 68%, 95%, and almost all of the time?
b. Is the observed value of 61% reasonable, based on your answer to part (a)?
c. Now suppose the sample had been of only 400 people. Compute a standardized score to correspond to the reported percentage of 61%. Comment on whether you believe people in the sample could all have been telling the truth, based on your result.


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