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# Last year, 46% of business owners gave a holiday gift to their employees. A survey of...

Last year, 46% of business owners gave a holiday gift to their employees. A survey of business owners indicated that 40% plan to provide a holiday gift to their employees. Suppose the survey results are based on a sample of 60 business owners.

(a) How many business owners in the survey plan to provide a holiday gift to their employees?

(b) Suppose the business owners in the sample do as they plan. Compute the p value for a hypothesis test that can be used to determine if the proportion of business owners providing holiday gifts has decreased from last year. If required, round your answer to four decimal places. If your answer is zero, enter “0”. Do not round your intermediate calculations.

(c) Using a 0.05 level of significance, would you conclude that the proportion of business owners providing gifts has decreased? We ______the null hypothesis. We _________conclude that the proportion of business owners providing gifts has decreased from 2008 to 2009. What is the smallest level of significance for which you could draw such a conclusion? If required, round your answer to four decimal places. If your answer is zero, enter “0”. Do not round your intermediate calculations. The smallest level of significance for which we could draw this conclusion is______ ; because p-value______ α=0.05, we_______ the null hypothesis.