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height (170.18cm) of the population of Bioinformatics students? Explain!

I am having a little trouble on this question and what exactly is it. It is asking me for which would be the best estimate of the true mean. Now the results above are as follows:

Sample 1

n = 15

mean = 171.06

s = 9.46

SEM = 2.44

Sample 2

n = 23

mean = 172.13

s = 8.59

SEM = 1.79

I am a little hazy as what i should write, as you would think the lower SEM would result in a closer estimate of the true mean, however the larger SEM actually has a mean closer to the true mean than Sample 2. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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# Homework Help: Having trouble with Standard Error of the Mean

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