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Bill Alther is a zoologist who studies Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna). (Reference: Hummingbirds, K. Long, W....

Bill Alther is a zoologist who studies Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna). (Reference: Hummingbirds, K. Long, W. Alther.) Suppose that in a remote part of the Grand Canyon, a random sample of six of these birds was caught, weighed, and released. The weights (in grams) were as follows. 3.7 2.9 3.8 4.2 4.8 3.1 The sample mean is = 3.75 grams. Let x be a random variable representing weights of hummingbirds in this part of the Grand Canyon. We assume that x has a normal distribution and σ = 0.64 gram. Suppose it is known that for the population of all Anna's hummingbirds, the mean weight is μ = 4.30 grams. Do the data indicate that the mean weight of these birds in this part of the Grand Canyon is less than 4.30 grams? Use α = 0.10. (a) What is the level of significance? (Enter a number.) State the null and alternate hypotheses. Will you use a left-tailed, right-tailed, or two-tailed test? H0: μ = 4.3 g; H1: μ ≠ 4.3 g; two-tailed H0: μ = 4.3 g; H1: μ < 4.3 g; left-tailed H0: μ = 4.3 g; H1: μ > 4.3 g; right-tailed H0: μ < 4.3 g; H1: μ = 4.3 g; left-tailed (b) What sampling distribution will you use? Explain the rationale for your choice of sampling distribution. The Student's t, since n is large with unknown σ. The standard normal, since we assume that x has a normal distribution with unknown σ. The Student's t, since we assume that x has a normal distribution with known σ. The standard normal, since we assume that x has a normal distribution with known σ. Compute the z value of the sample test statistic. (Enter a number. Round your answer to two decimal places.) (c) Find (or estimate) the P-value. (Enter a number. Round your answer to four decimal places.)

(a) What is the level of significance? (Enter a number.) State the null and alternate hypotheses. Will you use a left-tailed, right-tailed, or two-tailed test?

level of significance = 0.10

The null and alternative hypothesis H0: μ = 4.3 g; H1: μ < 4.3 g; left-tailed

(b) What sampling distribution will you use? Explain the rationale for your choice of sampling distribution.

The standard normal, since we assume that x has a normal distribution with known

We will use Minitab to Compute the z value of the sample test statistic:

Test statistic value is -2.11

(c) Find (or estimate) the P-value is 0.0174

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