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the average length of time for students to register for fall classes at a certain college has been 50 minutes. a new registration procedure using modern computing machine is being tried. if a random sample of 12 students had an average registration time of 42 minutes with a standard deviation of 11.90 minutes under the new system, test the hypothesis that the population mean is now less than 50 using:a. 0.05 level of significance and b. 0.01 level of significance.

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  1. Z = (mean1 - mean2)/standard error (SE) of difference between means

    SEdiff = √(SEmean1^2 + SEmean2^2)

    SEm = SD/√(n-1)

    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 the Z score.

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