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5. The price of coffee has been steadily declining since October 2012. The International Coffee Organization (ICO) reported that the mean price for coffee in May 2013 was 126.96 U.S. cents/lb. A random sample of 34 days was obtained and the composite indicator for Brazilian Natural coffee was recorded for each. The sample mean was

*x* = 130.29 U.S. cents/lb.

Assume the population standard deviation is 8.6 U.S. cents/lb. Is there any evidence to suggest that the mean composite indicator for Brazilian Natural is greater than 126.96? Use

*α* = 0.05.

a) Give the value of the appropriate z_{α} or
z_{α/2}. (Round your answer to four decimal places.)

b) Calculate the test statistic. (Round your answer to four decimal places.)

z =

Answer #1

a)

H0: <= 126.96

Ha: > 126.96

This is one (right ) tailed test.

Z
= **1.6449**

b)

Test statistics z = ( - ) / ( / sqrt(n) )

= (130.29 - 126.96) / (8.6 / sqrt(34)

= **2.2578**

Since test statistics falls in rejection region (That is greater than 1.6449) , Reject H0.

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