Mean, Standard Deviation, and Margin of Error
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Given: Sentences were chosen at random from Douglas Adams's book Mostly Harmless. The number of words in the sentences were counted. This is the result.

1551569103201811318
23196671182112151423
Problem:Use the data above to: a) determine the mean and sample standard deviation, b) calculate a 95% margin of error, c) determine the respective confidence interval.

 
 Mean (x̄) =

Sample Standard Deviation (s) =

Margin of Error =

The confidence interval is [, ]