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## AP®︎/College Statistics

### Course: AP®︎/College Statistics>Unit 9

Lesson 6: Sampling distributions for sample means

# Mean and standard deviation of sample means

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## Problem

A light bulb manufacturer claims that a certain type of bulb they make has a mean lifetime of 1000 hours and a standard deviation of 20 hours. Each package sold contains 4 of these bulbs. Suppose that each package represents an
of bulbs, and we calculate the sample mean lifetime x, with, \bar, on top of the bulbs in each package.
Calculate the mean and standard deviation of the sampling distribution of x, with, \bar, on top.
mu, start subscript, x, with, \bar, on top, end subscript, equals
hours
sigma, start subscript, x, with, \bar, on top, end subscript, equals
hours
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