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Homework Help: Statistics

Posted by Stuart on Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 1:02pm.

1) For each of the following statements, formulate appropriate null and alternative hypotheses. Indicate whether the appropriate test will be one-tailed or two-tailed,then sketch a diagram that shows the approximate location of the rejection regions for the test.

a) The average college student spends no more than $300 per semester at the university's bookstore.

b) The average adult drinks 1.5 cups of coffee per day.

c) The average SAT score for entering freshmen is at least 1200.

d) The average employee put in 3.5 hours of overtime last week.


I have the answers for a) H0: u greater or equal to 300 H1: u < 300 so its a one tailed test. Draw the bell curve and shade the left side of it. Thatís the rejection region

b) H0: u is = to 1.5
H1: u is not = to 1.5 this is the two tailed test. Reject the two sided of the bell curve but not the middle

Need the answer for C and D.


2) The International Coffee Association has reported the mean daily coffee consumption for U.S. residents as 1.65 cups. Assume that a sample of 38 people from a North Carolina city consumed a mean of 1.84 cups of coffee per day, with a standard deviation of 0.85 cups. In a two-tail test at the 0.05 level, could the residents of this city be said to be significantly different from their counterparts across the nation?

3) During 2002, college work study students earned a mean of $1252. Assume that a sample consisting of 45 of the work study students at a large unversity was found to have earned a mean of $1277 during that year, with a standard deviation of $210. Would a one-tail test at the 0.05 level syggest the average earnings of this university's work study students were significantly higher than the national mean?

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