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Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs that use up to 75% less energy and last up to 10 times as long. From “Simple Ways to Save Energy,”
a. What two claims are made in the above statement by the New York State Electric and Gas Company? State them in terms of a statistical parameter.
b. Do you feel the two statements by NYSEG are reasonable and likely to be true? Explain.
c. If you feel a claim is reasonable and likely true, would you be driven to find evidence to verify its truth? Explain.
d. If you feel a claim is not reasonable and likely not true, would you be driven to find evidence to verify it to be incorrect? Explain.
e. Would you be more likely to research the situation described in part c or d? Explain.
f. How would you proceed to attempt to verify “up to 75% less energy”?
g. How would you proceed to attempt to verify “last up to 10 times as long”?


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