Chapter 7, Survey Sampling

Solution 26


We need to show that . Since we have exactly terms in the sum , where , we can denote those terms by , where varies from to . Thus we have . But , it follows that .


means the probability that element of the population is present in a random sample of size n. This is equivalent to the probability of selecting an element in a random sample of size . Thus .

Since is either or , by fundamental bridge, it follows .






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