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Ashworth MA260 Exam 8 Answers / Statistical Analysis I

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MA260 Statistical Analysis Online Exam 8 Answers (Ashworth College)

  1. The principal of a middle school claims that annual incomes of the families of the seventh-graders at his school vary more than the annual incomes of the families of the seventh-graders at a neighboring school, which have variation described by = $13,700. Assume that a hypothesis test of the claim has been conducted and that the conclusion of the test was to reject the null hypothesis. Identify the population to which the results of the test apply.
  2. In 1990, the average duration of long-distance telephone calls originating in one town was 9.4 minutes. A long-distance telephone company wants to perform a hypothesis test to determine whether the average duration of long-distance phone calls has changed from the 1990 mean of 9.4 minutes. The mean duration for a random sample of 50 calls originating in the town was 8.6 minutes. Does the data provide sufficient evidence to conclude that the mean call duration, µ, is different from the 1990 mean of 9.4 minutes? Perform the appropriate hypothesis test using a significance level of 0.01. Assume that s = 4.8 minutes.

  3. A researcher wants to check the claim that convicted burglars spend an average of 18.7 months in jail. She takes a random sample of 35 such cases from court files and finds that  months. Assume that the population standard deviation is 7 months. Test the null hypothesis that µ = 18.7 at the 0.05 significance level.

  4. z = 1.8 for Ha:  µ >  claimed value. What is the P-value for the test?

  5. A two-tailed test is conducted at the 5% significance level. What is the P-value required to reject the null hypothesis?

  6. At one school, the mean amount of time that tenth-graders spend watching television each week is 18.4 hours. The principal introduces a campaign to encourage the students to watch less television. One year later, the principal wants to perform a hypothesis test to determine whether the average amount of time spent watching television per week has decreased.
    Formulate the null and alternative hypotheses for the study described.

  7. The owner of a football team claims that the average attendance at home games is over 4000, and he is therefore justified in moving the team to a city with a larger stadium. Assume that a hypothesis test of the claim has been conducted and that the conclusion of the test was to reject the null hypothesis. Identify the population to which the results of the test apply.

  8. A study of a brand of “in the shell peanuts” gives the following results: A significant event at the 0.01 level is a fan getting a bag with how many peanuts?

  9. A two-tailed test is conducted at the 5% significance level. What is the left tail percentile required to reject the null hypothesis?

  10. A nationwide study of American homeowners revealed that 65% have one or more lawn mowers. A lawn equipment manufacturer, located in Omaha, feels the estimate is too low for households in Omaha. Find the P-value for a test of the claim that the proportion with lawn mowers in Omaha is higher than 65%. Among 497 randomly selected homes in Omaha, 340 had one or more lawn mowers. Use Table 5.1 to find the best answer.

  11. A skeptical paranormal researcher claims that the proportion of Americans that have seen a UFO is less than 1 in every one thousand. State the null hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis for a test of significance.

  12. A poll of 1,068 adult Americans reveals that 52% of the voters surveyed prefer the Democratic candidate for the presidency. At the 0.05 significance level, test the claim that more than half of all voters prefer the Democrat.

  13. A psychologist claims that more than 29 percent of the professional population suffers from problems due to extreme shyness. Assuming that a hypothesis test of the claim has been conducted and that the conclusion is failure to reject the null hypothesis, state the conclusion in non-technical terms.

  14. The owner of a football team claims that the average attendance at home games is over 3000, and he is therefore justified in moving the team to a city with a larger stadium. Assuming that a hypothesis test of the claim has been conducted and that the conclusion is failure to reject the null hypothesis, state the conclusion in non-technical terms. 

  15. A long-distance telephone company claims that the mean duration of long-distance telephone calls originating in one town was greater than 9.4 minutes, which is the average for the state. Determine the conclusion of the hypothesis test assuming that the results of the sampling do not lead to rejection of the null hypothesis.

  16. In the past, the mean running time for a certain type of flashlight battery has been 8.0 hours. The manufacturer has introduced a change in the production method and wants to perform a hypothesis test to determine whether the mean running time has increased as a result. The hypotheses are:

    H0 : µ  = 8.0 hours

    Ha : µ  > 8.0 hours

    Explain the meaning of a Type II error.

  17. A manufacturer claims that the mean amount of juice in its 16 ounce bottles is 16.1 ounces. A consumer advocacy group wants to perform a hypothesis test to determine whether the mean amount is actually less than this. The mean volume of juice for a random sample of 70 bottles was 15.94 ounces. Do the data provide sufficient evidence to conclude that the mean amount of juice for all 16-ounce bottles, µ, is less than 16.1 ounces? Perform the appropriate hypothesis test using a significance level of 0.10. Assume that  = 0.9 ounces.  

  18. A two-tailed test is conducted at the 0.10 significance level. What is the P-value required to reject the null hypothesis?

  19. A researcher claims that the amounts of acetaminophen in a certain brand of cold tablets have a mean different from the 600 mg claimed by the manufacturer. Test this claim at the 0.02 level of significance. The mean acetaminophen content for a random sample of n = 41 tablets is 603.3 mg. Assume that the population standard deviation is 4.9 mg.

  20. A right-tailed test is conducted at the 5% significance level. Which of the following z-scores is the smallest one in absolute value that leads to rejection of the null hypothesis?  

  21. Which of the following statements is true?

  22. One hundred people are selected at random and tested for colorblindness to determine whether gender and colorblindness are independent. The following counts were observed.

  23. One hundred people are selected at random and tested for colorblindness to determine whether gender and colorblindness are independent.

    The critical value of X2 for a 2 x 2 table using a 0.05 significance level is 3.841. If the value of the X2 statistic is 4.613, state your conclusion about the relationship between gender and colorblindness.

  24. A 95% confidence interval for the mean of a normal population is found to be 13.2 < µ < 22.4. What is the margin of error?

  25. Which of the following statements is true?

  26. One hundred people are selected at random and tested for colorblindness to determine whether gender and colorblindness are independent. The critical value of X2 for a 2 x 2 table using a 0.05 significance level is 3.841. If the value of the X2 statistic is 3.427, state your conclusion about the relationship between gender and colorblindness.

  27. A golfer wished to find a ball that would travel more than 170 yards when hit with his 6-iron with a club head speed of 90 miles per hour. He had a golf equipment lab test a low compression ball by having a robot swing his club 12 times at the required speed. State the null and alternative hypotheses for this test.

  28. A golfer wished to find a ball that would travel more than 180 yards when hit with his 5-iron with a club speed of 90 miles per hour. He had a golf equipment lab test a low compression ball by having a robot swing his club 7 times at the required speed.

    Data from this test resulted in a sample mean of 184.2 yards and a sample standard deviation of 5.8 yards. Assuming normality, carry out a hypothesis test at the 0.05 significance level to determine whether the ball meets the golfer’s requirements. Use the partial t-table below.

  29. One hundred people are selected at random and tested for colorblindness to determine whether gender and colorblindness are independent. The following counts were observed.

     

    Colorblind

    Not Colorblind

    Total

    Male

    7

    53

    60

    Female

    1

    39

    40

    Total

    8

    92

    100

    State the null and alternative hypothesis for the information above.

    One hundred people are selected at random and tested for colorblindness to determine whether gender and colorblindness are independent. The following counts were observed.

     

    Colorblind

    Not Colorblind

    Total

    Male

    8

    52

    60

    Female

    2

    38

    40

    Total

    10

    90

    100

    Find the value of the X2 statistic for the data above.

  30. The __________ test statistic is for the one-way analysis of variance.

  31. One hundred people are selected at random and tested for colorblindness to determine whether gender and colorblindness are independent.

    The critical value of X2 for a 2 x 2 table using a 0.05 significance level is 3.841. If the value of the X2statistic is 3.179, state your conclusion about the relationship between gender and colorblindness.

  32. One hundred people are selected at random and tested for colorblindness to determine whether gender and colorblindness are independent. The following counts were observed.

     

    Colorblind

    Not Colorblind

    Total

    Male

    7

    53

    60

    Female

    1

    39

    40

    Total

    8

    92

    100

    Find the value of the X2 statistic for the data above.

  33. A 95% confidence interval for the mean of a normal population is found to be 15.6 < µ < 24.8. What is the margin of error?

  34. A simple random sample from a normal distribution is taken in order to obtain a 95% confidence interval for the population mean. If the sample size is 8, the sample mean x̄ is 22, and the sample standard deviation s is 6.3, what is the margin of error? Show your answer to 2 decimal places.

  35. The margin of error in estimating the population mean of a normal population is E = 9.3 when the sample size is 15. If the sample size had been 25 and the sample standard deviation did not change, would the margin of error be larger or smaller than 9.3?

  36. A 95% confidence interval for the mean of a normal population is found to be 17.6 < µ < 23.6. What is the margin of error?

  37. The margin of error in estimating the population mean of a normal population is E = 9.3 when the sample size is 15. If the sample size had been 18 and the sample standard deviation did not change, would the margin of error be larger or smaller than 9.3? Explain your answer.

  38. One hundred people are selected at random and tested for colorblindness to determine whether gender and colorblindness are independent. The following counts were observed.

  39. A 95% confidence interval for the mean of a normal population is found to be 15.6 < µ < 25.2. What is the margin of error?

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