Option a is correct

200 cartons is the sample size

Step-by-step explanation:

As per the statement:

For ten shipments of 1000 cartons of eggs, she examines every 50th carton to see how many cartons contain cracked eggs.

First examine how many cartons are examined per shipment.

For every 50th cartons, 1 are examined

For every 100th cartons, 2 are examined


For 1000 cartons , we have 20 are examined.

Examined per shipment  = 20 cartons

We have to find how large is the sample.

Since, there are total 10 shipment


For 10 shipment, we have

20 times 10 = 200 cartons

Therefore, 200 cartons  is the sample size