Suppose that a random sample of 50 bottles of a particular brand of cough medicine is selected and the alcohol content of each bottle is determined. Let m denote the mean alcohol content (in percent) for the population of all bottles of the brand under study. Suppose that the sample of 50 results in a 95% confidence interval for m of (7.8,
a. Would a 90% confidence interval have been narrower or wider than the given interval? Explain your answer.
b. Consider the following statement: There is a 95% chance that m is between 7.8 and
9.4. Is this statement correct? Why or why not?
c. Consider the following statement: If the process of selecting a sample of size 50 and then computing the corresponding 95% confidence interval is repeated 100 times, 95 of the resulting intervals will include m. Is this statement correct? Why or why not?

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