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# Identifying the Population In a Gallup poll of 1010 adults

ISBN: 9780321836960 18

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Problem 4BSC

Problem 4BSC

Identifying the Population In a Gallup poll of 1010 adults in the United States, 55% of the respondents said that they used local TV stations daily as a source of news. Is the 1010 value a statistic or a parameter? Is the 55% value a statistic or a parameter? Describe the population.

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Problem 4BSC

Answer:

Step1 of 3:

We have In a Gallup poll of 1010 adults in the United States, 55% of the respondents said that they used local TV stations daily as a source of news.

Step2 of 3:

We need to find 1010 and 55% are statistic or parameter.

Step3 of 3:

Let us know what is parameter and what is statistic

Consider,

Parameter: A parameter is a characteristic of a population.

Statistic: A statistic is a characteristic of a sample.

Here, the values of 1010 and 55% were based on sample therefore,it is “statistic”

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