A random sample

A random sample of 22 students weights is drawn from student population.

Investigate whether the average weight of student population is different from 140 lb.

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a)      State the null and alternative hypothesis (Hoand Ha).

b)      What are the n,                          , s?

c)       Compute the t-statistic. What is the degree of freedom (df)?

d)      Find P-value from the table-D.

e)      Find P-value from the following website. Compare with what you get from d).


f)       Test the hypothesis at the significance level ?=0.05. Reject Ho or Ha? Why?

g)      What conclusion can you make about the mean weight of students?

Construct 95% Confidence Interval for the students mean weight.

h)      What value for t* should you use? Find the t* value from table-D and the website above.

i)        Do the calculation for the 95% Confidence Interval.

j)        Based on the 95% Confidence Interval from i), what conclusion can you make about the hypothesis in a)? Why?

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