# Question

U.S. consumers are increasingly viewing debit cards as a convenient substitute for cash and checks. The average amount spent annually on a debit card is \$7,790 (Kiplinger’s, August 2007). Assume that this average was based on a sample of 100 consumers and that the population standard deviation is \$500.
a. At 99% confidence, what is the margin of error?
b. Construct the 99% confidence interval for the population mean amount spent annually on a debit card.

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