2. The number of violent crimes committed in a day possesses a distribution with a mean of 2.2 crimes per day and a standard deviation

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2. The number of violent crimes committed in a day possesses a distribution with a mean of 2.2 crimes per day and a
standard deviation of 6 crimes per day. A random sample of 100 days was observed, and the mean number of crimes for
the sample was calculated. Describe the sampling distribution of the sample mean.
A) approximately normal with mean = 2.2 and standard deviation = 0.6
B) approximately normal with mean = 2.2 and standard deviation = 6
C) shape unknown with mean = 2.2 and standard deviation = 6
D) shape unknown with mean = 2.2 and standard deviation = 0.6

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Alexandra 3 weeks 2021-09-08T21:25:46+00:00 1 Answer 0

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    2021-09-08T21:27:13+00:00

    Answer:

    A) approximately normal with mean = 2.2 and standard deviation = 0.6

    Step-by-step explanation:

    The Central Limit Theorem estabilishes that, for a normally distributed random variable X, with mean \mu and standard deviation \sigma, the sampling distribution of the sample means with size n can be approximated to a normal distribution with mean \mu and standard deviation s = \frac{\sigma}{\sqrt{n}}.

    For a skewed variable, the Central Limit Theorem can also be applied, as long as n is at least 30.

    Population:

    Shape unknown

    Mean 2.2

    Standard deviation 6.

    Samples of 100:

    By the Central Limit Theorem,

    Approximately normal.

    Mean 2.2.

    Standard deviation s = \frac{6}{\sqrt{100}} = 0.6

    So the correct answer is:

    A) approximately normal with mean = 2.2 and standard deviation = 0.6

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