Using the sample results in Exercise 10.54, construct and interpret the 90% confidence interval for the population mean. Is the hypothesized population mean (38 minutes) within the interval? Given the presence or absence of the 38 minutes value within the interval, is this consistent with the findings of the hypothesis test conducted in Exercise 10.54?
The U.S. Census Bureau says the 52-question “long form” received by 1 in 6 households during the 2000 census takes a mean of 38 minutes to complete. Suppose a simple random sample of 35 persons is given the form, and their mean time to complete it is 36.8 minutes, with a standard deviation of 4.0 minutes.