Unit 5, Lesson 23, Grade 7 icon
Unit 5, Lesson 23

Comparing Two or More Populations with Sample Data

EngageNY 45 min(s)

Students use data from random samples to draw informal inferences about the difference in population means. The bottom line is that if two sample means are separated by at least 2 MADs, then it is reasonable to conclude that there is a difference between the two corresponding population means. Recall that in Lesson 21, a difference between two sample means was called meaningful if it is greater than what would have been expected just due to sampling variability. In the previous lesson, students calculated how many MADs separated two sample means.

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