# large sample, confidence interval

• Mar 24th 2009, 02:44 PM
oxrigby
large sample, confidence interval
Information was collected froma random sample of 20 of the 2000 employees in a factory about the amount of money they were carrying. The mean amount was found to be \$5.25 and the estimated standard deviation was £2. On the assumption that the amount of money per person is normally distributed, find a 95% confidence interval for the total amount of money carried by the 2000 emplyees of the factory. The answer somehow is (8630,12370) but I can't quite see how this was achieved. If anyone knows how this was found they'b be a great help. many thanx
• Mar 24th 2009, 03:26 PM
CaptainBlack
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Originally Posted by oxrigby
Information was collected froma random sample of 20 of the 2000 employees in a factory about the amount of money they were carrying. The mean amount was found to be \$5.25 and the estimated standard deviation was £2. On the assumption that the amount of money per person is normally distributed, find a 95% confidence interval for the total amount of money carried by the 2000 emplyees of the factory. The answer somehow is (8630,12370) but I can't quite see how this was achieved. If anyone knows how this was found they'b be a great help. many thanx

Find the 95% confidence interval for the mean and multiply by 2000.

Incidentally this should use small sample statistics as the relevant sample size is 20 not 2000.

CB