# Will you use a z table or a t table for computing the confidence interval for the slope?

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Feb 20, 2015

Z table you NEED to:

1. have a normal population AND know it's variance or sample variance

OR

2.assume that is a normal population AND know it's variance

OR

3.have a sample of more than 30 elements, declare the Central Limit Theorem, and use it's variance

T table:

When you have a sample of less than 30 elements, and will use sample variance. Need to assume that the sample came from a normal population.