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Estimating Parameters: Free Throws

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Suppose an athlete shoots $200$ free throws and makes $160$ of them.

Which of the following statements is true?

A

This athlete is an $80\%$ free-throw shooter.

B

A sample of $100$ free throws would be more effective in estimating the athlete’s true free-throw percentage.

C

The athlete’s true free-throw percentage is probably somewhere near $80\%$.

D

The athlete could easily make fewer than $100$ free throws in the next set of $200$ free throw attempts.

E

No reasonable conclusions can be drawn from this data.