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# Does the disgruntled teacher have a case against the school system that average salaries are really...

Does the disgruntled teacher have a case against the school system that average salaries are really lower or was their evidence just a fluke?

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The Allegheny County, Pennsylvania school district states that the average salary of substitute teachers in school districts in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is \$60 per day. A disgruntled teacher believes the salary is actually less than this amount. A random sample of five school districts is selected, and the daily salaries (in dollars) are shown. Based on the evidence below, does it look like the disgruntled teacher is correct? Note: In your summary statement, remember to comment on the italicized phrase. You can use α = .10.

60 56 60 55 70

Part A: Solve for ?̅ :

Part B: Solve for s:

Part C: State ho and h1:

Part D: Solve for Critical Values t α/2:

Part E: Calculate

Part F: Apply Decision Rule to determine if ho should be accepted or rejected:

Part G: Summary Statement:

The sample size is n = 5.

 X X2 60 3600 56 3136 60 3600 55 3025 70 4900 Sum = 301 18261

The sample mean Xˉ is computed as follows:

Also, the sample variance s^2 is

Therefore, the sample standard deviation s is

The degrees of freedom is: d.o.f = n−1 = 4

Determining critical value for t with degrees of freedom = 4 and α=0.10.

the critical value is 2.131

The formula for a t-statistic is

since calculated t value = 0.0754 < 2.131 = critical value we fail to reject null hypothesis at 10% level of significance.

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