The express check-out lanes at Wally’s Supermarket are limited to customers purchasing 12 or fewer items. Cashiers at this supermarket have complained that many customers who use the express lanes have more than 12 items. A recently taken random sample of 200 customers entering express lanes at this supermarket found that 74 of them had more than 12 items.
a. Construct a 98% confidence interval for the percentage of all customers at this supermarket who enter express lanes with more than 12 items.
b. Suppose the confidence interval obtained in part a is too wide. How can the width of this interval be reduced? Discuss all possible alternatives. Which alternative is the best?

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