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Refer to Exercise 11.93.
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. According to the document Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for adults, a BMI of greater than 25 indicates an above healthy weight (i.e., overweight or obese). Of 750 randomly selected adults whose highest degree is a bachelor’s, 386 have an above healthy weight; and of 500 randomly selected adults with a graduate degree, 237 have an above healthy weight.
a. Determine and interpret a 90% confidence interval for the difference between the percentages of adults in the two degree categories who have an above healthy weight.
b. Repeat part (a) for an 80% confidence interval.


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