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# A pharmaceutical company claims that its new drug reduces systolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure...

A pharmaceutical company claims that its new drug reduces systolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure (in millimeters of mercury) for nine patients before taking the new drug and 2 hours after taking the drug are shown in the table below. Is there enough evidence to support the company's claim? Let d=(blood pressure before taking new drug)−(blood pressure after taking new drug) d = (blood pressure before taking new drug) − (blood pressure after taking new drug) . Use a significance level of α=0.05 for the test. Assume that the systolic blood pressure levels are normally distributed for the population of patients both before and after taking the new drug.

Patient 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Blood pressure (before) 158 189 196 185 200 202 191 160 161

Blood pressure (after) 152 178 186 172 176 186 172 140 143

Step 1 of 5: State the null and alternative hypotheses for the test.

Step 2 of 5: Find the value of the standard deviation of the paired differences. Round your answer to one decimal place.

Step 3 of 5: Compute the value of the test statistic. Round your answer to three decimal places.

Step 4 of 5: Determine the decision rule for rejecting the null hypothesis H0H0. Round the numerical portion of your answer to three decimal places.

Step 5 of 5: Make the decision for the hypothesis test.

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