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# Consider the following data drawn independently from normally distributed populations: x1 = 34.4 x2 = 26.4...

Consider the following data drawn independently from normally distributed populations:

 x1 = 34.4 x2 = 26.4 σ12 = 89.5 σ22 = 95.8 n1 = 21 n2 = 23

a. Construct the 90% confidence interval for the difference between the population means. (Negative values should be indicated by a minus sign. Round all intermediate calculations to at least 4 decimal places and final answers to 2 decimal places.)

Confidence interval is__________ to__________.

b. Specify the competing hypotheses in order to determine whether or not the population means differ.

• H0: μ1μ2 = 0; HA: μ1μ2 ≠ 0

• H0: μ1μ2 ≥ 0; HA: μ1μ2 < 0

• H0: μ1μ2 ≤ 0; HA: μ1μ2 > 0

c. Using the confidence interval from part a, can you reject the null hypothesis?

• No, since the confidence interval includes the hypothesized value of 0.

• Yes, since the confidence interval does not include the hypothesized value of 0.

• Yes, since the confidence interval includes the hypothesized value of 0.

• No, since the confidence interval does not include the hypothesized value of 0.

d. Interpret the results at αα = 0.10.

• We cannot conclude that the population means differ.

• We conclude that the population means differ.

• We cannot conclude that population mean 2 is greater than population mean 1.

• We conclude that population mean 2 is greater than population mean 1. #### Earn Coins

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