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TI 83 Confidence Interval Population Mean: Easy Steps

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Ti 83 Confidence Interval Population Mean: Overview

The TI 83 graphing calculator can help you figure out just about every confidence interval problem you come across in elementary statistics. The confidence interval is a range of data that you expect values to fall between. A simple example: you might expect your weekly paycheck to be between $500 and $600. The only difference between having “Stats” (statistics such as mean, or standard deviation) or “Data” (the actual raw, data), is that you will have to enter the data into a list in order to perform the calculation. If you don’t know how to enter the data is entered into a list, you can find the information in this article on cumulative frequency tables.

TI 83 Confidence Interval Population Mean: Steps

Confidence intervals for the population mean

Sample problem: 40 items are sampled from a normally distributed population with a sample mean (x)of 22.1 and a population standard deviation(σ) of 12.8. Construct a 98% confidence interval for the true population mean.

Step 1: Press STAT, then right arrow over to “TESTS.” Press ENTER.

Step 2: Press 7 for “Z Interval.”

Step 3: Arrow over to “Stats” on the “Inpt” line and press ENTER to highlight and move to the next line, σ.

Step 4: Enter 1 2 . 8, then arrow down to x.

Step 5: Enter 2 2 . 1, then arrow down to “n.”

Step 6: Enter 4 0, then arrow down to “C-Level.”

Step 7: Enter . 9 8. Arrow down to “calculate” and then press ENTER. The calculator will give you the result of (17.392, 26.808) meaning that your 98% confidence interval is 17.392 to 26.808.

That’s how to make a TI 83 Confidence Interval Population Mean!

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3 thoughts on “TI 83 Confidence Interval Population Mean: Easy Steps

  1. brigette adkins

    Currently in statistics class we are working with z scores. My table only goes up to 3 or 3.5.I’m suppose to find the z score for the number 7 on my TI-83 but can’t find the info in the practically cheating handbook. Can you help? Thank you.

  2. Andale

    Brigette,

    Any z-score greater than about 3.5 is going to have an are of about 4.9999.

    For the TI-83, On the TI-83, the functions are
    normalcdf(left,right,[mu,sigma]) finds the area under the normal curve (This function is listed under the “Distru” menu.)

    Regards,
    Stephanie
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