Problem 33BB

Degrees of Freedom Carbon monoxide is measured in San Francisco on five different days, and the mean of those five values is 0.62 parts per million. Four of the values (in parts per million) are 0.3, 0.4, 1.1, and 0.7. (The data are from the California Environmental Protection Agency.)

a. Find the missing value.

b. We need to create a list of n values that have a specific known mean. We are free to select any values we desire for some of the n values. How many of the n values can be freely assigned before the remaining values are determined? (The result is referred to as the number of degrees of freedom)

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Given, Carbon monoxide is measured in San Francisco on five different days, and the mean of those five values is 0.62 parts per million. Four of the values (in parts per million) are 0.3, 0.4, 1.1, and 0.7.