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Confidence with Estimating True Mean

  1. Feb 3, 2008 #1
    Say I have a Gaussian random number generator that generates random numbers with an unknown mean x. I get a few random numbers from the generator and I want to estimate x. The estimate will, of course, be the average of the numbers (y), but how confident can I be that x is within a value, a, of y?
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