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# You wish to test the following claim (Ha) at a significance level of α=0.02. Ho: μ...

You wish to test the following claim (Ha) at a significance level of α=0.02.

Ho: μ = 83.4

Ha: μ > 83.4

You believe the population is normally distributed, but you do not know the standard deviation. You obtain a sample of size n=54, with mean M=85.2, and a standard deviation of SD=11.7.

1. What is the test statistic for this sample? (Report answer accurate to THREE decimal places.)
test statistic =
2. What is the p-value for this sample? (Report answer accurate to THREE decimal places.)
p-value =
3. The p-value is...

a. less than (or equal to) αα

b. greater than αα

4. This test statistic leads to a decision to...

a. reject the null

b. accept the null

c. fail to reject the null

5. As such, the final conclusion is that...

a. There is sufficient evidence to warrant rejection of the claim that the population mean is greater than 83.4.

b. There is not sufficient evidence to warrant rejection of the claim that the population mean is greater than 83.4.

c. The sample data support the claim that the population mean is greater than 83.4.

d. There is not sufficient sample evidence to support the claim that the population mean is greater than 83.4.

Solution :

This is the right tailed test .

Test statistic = z

= ( - ) / / n

= (85.2 - 83.4) / 11.7 / 54

Test statistic = 1.130

P(z > 1.130) = 1 - P(z < 1.130) = 0.129

P-value = 0.129

= 0.02

P-value >

Fail to reject the null hypothesis .

b. There is not sufficient evidence to warrant rejection of the claim that the population mean is greater than 83.4.

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