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A major taxi company is concerned that its proportion of late arrivals has substantially increased in the past month. Historical data shows that on the average 18% of the company taxis have arrived late. In a random sample of 1,240 taxis, 310 taxis have arrived late. If we are conducting a hypothesis test of a single proportion to determine if the proportion of late arrivals has increased: What is the value of the calculated test statistic?

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    Using a formula for a binomial proportion one-sample z-test with your data included, we have:

    z = .25 - .18 -->test value (310/1240 = .25) minus population value (.18)
    divided by
    √[(.18)(.82)/1240] -->.18 is test value, .82 is 1 - .18, and 1240 is the sample size

    Finish the calculation for the value of the test statistic.

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    6.416

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