Problem 15SE

Refer to Exercise 14. Someone wants to compute a 95% confidence interval for the mean runoff when the rainfall is 3 in. Can this be computed from the information in the MINITAB output shown in Exercise 14? Or is more information needed? Choose the best answer.

i. Yes, it can be computed from the MINITAB output.

ii. No, we also need to know the rainfall values that were used to compute the least-squares line.

iii. No, we also need to know the runoff values that were used to compute the least-squares line.

iv. No, we also need to know both the rainfall and runoff values that were used to compute the least-squares line.

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