# Overproduction of uric acid in the body can be an indication of cell breakdown. This may be an advance indication of illness such as gout, leukemia, o

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Overproduction of uric acid in the body can be an indication of cell breakdown. This may be an advance indication of illness such as gout, leukemia, or lymphoma. Over a period of months, an adult male patient has taken eight blood tests for uric acid. The mean concentration was $$\displaystyle{x}={5.35}{m}\frac{g}{{dl}}$$. The distribution of uric acid in healthy adult males can be assumed to be normal with $$\displaystyle\sigma={1.85}{m}\frac{g}{{dl}} \sigma={1.85}{m}\frac{g}{{dl}}$$. What conditions are necessary for your calculations?

2021-05-17
Necessary assumptions for the confidence interval of the mean: The population distribution of x is approximately normal (becatise the sample size of 8 is small and thus the central limit theorem camnot: be applied).
Population standard deviation o is known