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Many people believe that when a horse races, the horse has a better chance of winning...

1. Many people believe that when a horse races, the horse has a better chance of winning if its starting line-up position is closer to the rail on the inside of the track. The starting position of 1 is the lane closest to the inside rail, followed by position 2, and so on, with position 8 being the outside lane. The table below lists the number of wins for horses in the different starting positions: Based On Data From The New York Post.

FREQUENCIES TABLE

 Starting Position (Lane) Of Winning Horse 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Observed Counts 29 19 18 25 17 10 15 11
1. ( ) Complete the above table with the Expected Counts and Contributions.
1. ( ) At the a = .01 level of significance, use the formal Chi-Square Test for

Goodness-of-Fit to test the claim that the probabilities of winning in the different post (lane) positions are not all the same. Show all steps and detail.

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