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Is the national crime rate really going down? Some sociologists say yes! They say that the reason for the decline in crime rates in the 1980s and 1990s is demographics. It seems that the population is aging, and older people commit fewer crimes. According to the FBI and the Justice Department, 70% of all arrests are of males aged 15 to 34 years†. Suppose you are a sociologist in Rock Springs, Wyoming, and a random sample of police files showed that of 37 arrests last month, 29 were of males aged 15 to 34 years. Use a 10% level of significance to test the claim that the population proportion of such arrests in Rock Springs is different from 70%.

(a) What is the level of significance?

______

State the null and alternate hypotheses.

*a.H*_{0}: *p* = 0.7;
*H*_{1}: *p* > 0.7

*b.H*_{0}: *p* = 0 .7;
*H*_{1}: *p* < 0.7

c. *H*_{0}: *p* ≠ 0.7;
*H*_{1}: *p* = 0.7

*d.H*_{0}: *p* < 0 .7;
*H*_{1}: *p* = 0.7

*e.H*_{0}: *p* = 0.7;
*H*_{1}: *p* ≠ 0.7

(b) What sampling distribution will you use?

The Student's *t*, since *np* > 5 and
*nq* > 5.

The standard normal, since *np* < 5 and *nq*
< 5.

The Student's *t*, since
*np* < 5 and *nq* < 5.

The standard normal, since *np* > 5 and *nq*
> 5.

What is the value of the sample test statistic? (Round your answer
to two decimal places.)

_________

(c) Find the *P*-value of the test statistic. (Round your
answer to four decimal places.)

_________

Answer #1

The statistical software output for this problem is :

(a)

Level of significance = 0.10

The null and alternative hypothesis is :

e)

H_{0}: p = 0.7; H_{1}: p ≠ 0.7

(b)

The standard normal, since np > 5 and nq > 5

Test statistics = 1.11

(c)

P-value = 0.2661

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