Statistics! Find the minimum sample size

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A researcher wishes to estimate, with 90% confidence, the proportion of people who own a home computer. A previous study shows that 40% of those interviewed had a computer at home. The researcher wishes to be accurate within .02 of the true proportion. Find the minimum sample size necessary.

Jun 3rd, 2015

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estimated value=90%

value of those who have computers=40%

accurate range=0.02

40/90

=0.44

0.44-0.02

=0.42

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Jun 3rd, 2015

Awesome! So the minimum sample size is 0.42 correct?

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