# Confidence Interval Calculator tool

This confidence interval calculator is a tool that will help you find the confidence interval for a sample, provided you give the mean, standard deviation, and sample size. You can use it with any arbitrary confidence level. If you want to know what exactly the confidence interval is and how to calculate it, or are looking for the 95% confidence interval formula with no margin of error, this article is bound to help you.

## What is the confidence interval?

The definition says that "a confidence interval is the range of values, derived from sample statistics, that is likely to contain the value of an unknown population parameter. But what does that mean in reality?

Imagine that a brick maker is concerned whether the mass of bricks he manufactures is in line with specifications. He measured the average mass of a sample of 100 bricks to be equal to 3 kg. He has also found the 95% confidence interval to be between 2.85 kg and 3.15 kg. It means that he can be 95% sure that the average mass of all the bricks he manufactures will lie between 2.85 kg and 3.15 kg.

Of course, you don't always want to be exactly 95% sure. You might want to be 99% certain, or maybe it is enough for you that the confidence interval is correct in 90% of cases. This percentage is called the confidence level.