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The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts nationwide surveys as a public service and for research. In one poll, participants were asked whether they thought eliminating the federal gas tax for the summer months is a good idea. The following problems are based on the results of that poll.
a. Of 611 Republicans, 275 thought it a good idea, and, of 872 Democrats, 366 thought it a good idea. Obtain a 90% confidence interval for the difference between the proportions of Republicans and Democrats who think that eliminating the federal gas tax for the summer months is a good idea.
b. Of 907 women, 417 thought it a good idea, and, of 838 men, 310 thought it a good idea. Obtain a 90% confidence interval for the difference between the percentages of women and men who think that eliminating the federal gas tax for the summer months is a good idea.
The two-proportions plus-four z-interval procedure as discussed on page 467 to find the required confidence interval. Interpret your results.


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