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A computer manufacturer is testing a batch of processors. They place a simple random sample of processors from the batch under a stress test and record the number of failures, their guidelines specify the percentage of failures should be under 4%. Of the 300 processors tested, there were 54 failures. a)State the hypotheses for the test. Assume the manufacturer wants to assume there is a problem with a batch, that is, they will only accept that there are fewer than 4% failures in the population if they have evidence for it.

b) Calculate the test statistic and p-value. Your test statistic should be either a z-value or a t-value, whichever is appropriate for the problem.

c) Reach your conclusion for the test at the 0.05 significance level.

d) One of the engineers wants to change the test to be at the 0.01 significance level. What would be the effect of doing so?

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1. A computer manufacturer is testing a batch of processors.
They place a simple random sample of processors from the batch
under a stress test and record the number of failures, their
guidelines specify the percentage of failures should be under 4%.
Of the 300 processors tested, there were 54 failures.
(a) State the hypotheses for the test. Assume the manufacturer
wants to assume there is a problem with a batch, that is, they will
only accept that there are...

1. A computer manufacturer is testing a batch of processors.
They place a simple random sample of processors from the batch
under a stress test and record the number of failures, their
guidelines specify the percentage of failures should be under 4%.
Of the 300 processors tested, there were 54 failures. (a) State the
hypotheses for the test. Assume the manufacturer wants to assume
there is a problem with a batch, that is, they will only accept
that there are...

A computer manufacturer is testing a batch of processors. They
place a simple random sample of processors from the batch under a
stress test and record the number of failures, their guidelines
specify the percentage of failures should be under 4%. Of the 300
processors tested, there were 54 failures.
a. State the hypotheses for the test. Assume the manufacturer
wants to assume there is a problem with a batch, that is, they will
only accept that there are fewer...

A computer manufacturer is testing a batch of processors. They
place a simple random sample of processors from the batch under a
stress test and record the number of failures, their guidelines
specify the percentage of failures should be under 4%. Of the 300
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Reach your conclusion for the test at the 0.05 significance
level.
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