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    quick margin of error prob

    Newspaper surveys 1027 people. alpha=.05. whats the sampling margin of error?
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    1.96\sqrt{{\hat p\hat q\over n}} where the max occurs when we use p=q=.5?
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    mmm, i think so. I'm guessing the confidence interval would be 95%?

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    The Washington post surveys 1027 randomly selected people. Determine the sampling margin of error (the accuracy) for this poll using \alpha=.05
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