A personnel manager has found that historically the scores on aptitude tests given to applicants for entry- level positions follow a normal distribution with a standard deviation of 32.4 points. A random sample of nine test scores from the current group of applicants had a mean score of 187.9 points.
a. Find an 80% confidence interval for the population mean score of the current group of applicants.
b. Based on these sample results, a statistician found for the population mean a confidence interval extending from 165.8 to 210.0 points. Find the confidence level of this interval.