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On average, how far away from home do graduating high school seniors go to attend college?

Representatives for the admissions department of a small college decided to do a study in order to answer this question. To gather data, they contacted a random sample of graduating seniors and asked them to identify both their home town and the college or university that they would be attending.

From this information, they determined the approximate distance that each student would be traveling to attend college and then calculated the average.

What was the goal of gathering this information?

A

They wanted to be able to be able to estimate the mean distance that graduating seniors in their sample would be travelling to attend college.

B

They wanted to be able to estimate the mean distance that all graduating seniors travel in order to attend college.

C

They wanted to be able to estimate the proportion of graduating seniors who would consider attending their college.

D

They wanted to be able to identify individuals within the sample who represent the overall population of graduating seniors.

E

They wanted to be able to identify seniors who would be attending their college.

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