# Statistics

Employees in a large computer firm claim that the mean salary of the firm’s programmers is less than that of its competitors. The competitor’s salary is \$47,000. A random sample of 30 of the firm’s programmers has a mean salary of \$46,500 with a standard deviation of 5500. Calculate the test statistic for the hypothesis: Ho: mean >= 47000, H1: mean < 47000

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1. Using the z-test formula to find the test statistic:
z = (sample mean - population mean)/(standard deviation divided by the square root of the sample size)
z = (46500 - 47000)/(5500/√30)
z = ?

Finish the calculation.

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