statistic
posted by natasha .
the mean of adult men is 172 pounds with a standard deviation of 29 pounds. ask 20 men thier weight and use excel to calculate the mean. test the hypothesis that the mean is not 172 pounds at the .10 significance level. and how many men should be sampled if you want to be 98% confident that the mean will be within an error of 3lbs.

We have no access to your sample data.
Z = (mean1  mean2)/standard error (SE) of difference between means
SEdiff = √(SEmean1^2 + SEmean2^2)
SEm = SD/√(n1)
If only one SD is provided, you can use just that to determine SEdiff.
Find table in the back of your statistics text labeled something like "areas under normal distribution" to find the proportion related to your Z score.
Remember that:
Ho: mean = 172
Ha: mean ≠ 172