The service life of a battery used in a cardiac pacemaker is assumed to be normally distributed. A random sample of 10 batteries is subjected to an accelerated life test by running the, continuously at an elevated temperature until failure, and the following lifetimes (in hours) are obtained: 25.5, 26.1, 26.8, 23.2, 24.2, 28.4, 25.0, 27.8, 27.3, and 25.7. The manufacturer wants to be certain that the mean battery life exceeds 25 hours in accelerated life testing.
a. Construct a 90% two-sided confidence interval on mean life in the accelerated test.
b. Construct a normal probability plot of the battery life data. What conclusions can you draw?

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