|17. Construct the indicated confidence interval for the difference between the two population means. Assume that the two samples are independent simple random samples selected from normally distributed populations. Do not assume that the population standard deviations are equal.
A researcher was interested in comparing the resting pulse rates of people who exercise regularly and the pulse rates of people who do not exercise regularly. She obtained independent simple random samples of 16 people who do not exercise regularly and 12 people who do exercise regularly. The resting pulse rates (in beats per minute) were recorded and the summary statistics are as follows.
Construct a 95% confidence interval for mu1 – mu2, the difference between the mean pulse rate of people who do not exercise regularly and the mean pulse rate of people who exercise regularly. (Points : 5)
-3.22 beats/min < mu1 – mu2 < 11.62 beats/min
-3.55 beats/min < mu1 – mu2 < 11.95 beats/min
-3.74 beats/min < mu1 – mu2 < 12.14 beats/min
-4.12 beats/min < mu1 – mu2 < 14.72 beats/min