Question #50284

After calculating the sample size needed to estimate a population proportion to within 0.05, you have been told that the maximum allowable error (E) must be reduced to just 0.025. If the original calculation led to a sample size of 1000, the sample size will now have to be____.

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After calculating the sample size needed to estimate a population proportion to within 0.05, you have been told that the maximum allowable error (E) must be reduced to just 0.025. If the original calculation led to a sample size of 1000, the sample size will now have to be 1000+-(1000*0.025) = 1000+-25.

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