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The 2008 General Social Survey asked respondents how many sex partners they had in the previous 12 months (variable PARTNERS). Software summarizes the results of the responses by
a. Based on the reported sample size and standard deviation, verify the reported value for the standard error.
b. Based on these results, explain why the distribution was probably skewed to the right.
c. Explain why the skew need not cause a problem with constructing a confidence interval for the population mean, unless there are extreme outliers such as a reported value of 1000.


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