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# A researcher wished to compare the average amount of time spent in extracurricular activities by high...

A researcher wished to compare the average amount of time spent in extracurricular activities by high school students in a suburban school district with that in a school district of a large city. The researcher obtained a simple random sample of 60 high school students in a large suburban school district and found the mean time spent in extracurricular activities per week to be six hours with a standard deviation of three hours. The researcher also obtained an independent simple random sample of 40 high school students in a large city school district and found the mean time spent in extracurricular activities per week to be four hours with a standard deviation of two hours. Let 1 and 2 represent the mean amount of time spent in extracurricular activities per week by the populations of all high school students in the suburban and city school districts, respectively. Assume two-sample t procedures are safe to use? 5. What is a 95% confidence interval for 1 – 2? (Assume that the variances are not equal for the t-statistic.) If we assume that the variances are different for the two groups, what would be the number of degrees of freedom for the two-sample t procedures?