A data processing company has a training program for new
salespeople. After completing the training program, each trainee is
ranked by his or her instructor. After a year of sales, the same
class of trainees is again ranked by a company supervisor according
to net value of the contracts they have acquired for the company.
The results for a random sample of 11 salespeople trained in the
last year follow, where x is rank in training class and
y is rank in sales after 1 year. Lower ranks mean higher
standing in class and higher net sales.
Person 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
x rank 
8 
11 
2 
4 
5 
3 
y rank 
7 
10 
1 
3 
2 
4 
Person 
7 
8 
9 
10 
11 
x rank 
7 
9 
10 
1 
6 
y rank 
8 
11 
9 
6 
5 
A 7% level of significance is used test the claim that the relation between x and y is monotone (either increasing or decreasing). State the conclusion of the test and interpret your results with a 7% level of significance.
a. 
Since the Pvalue is greater than the given level of significance, the data are statistically significant. Based on this, we do not reject the null hypothesis. 

b. 
Since the Pvalue is greater than the given level of significance, the data are not statistically significant. Based on this, we do not reject the null hypothesis. 

c. 
Since the Pvalue is less than the given level of significance, the data are not statistically significant. Based on this, we do not reject the null hypothesis. 

d. 
Since the Pvalue is greater than the given level of significance, the data are not statistically significant. Based on this, we reject the null hypothesis. 

e. 
Since the Pvalue is less than the given level of significance, the data are not statistically significant. Based on this, we reject the null hypothesis. 
Option E is correct
Since the Pvalue is less than the given level of significance, the data are not statistically significant. Based on this, we reject the null hypothesis.
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