Assignment 3 Part 4

Assignment 3 Part 4 - Prof. Findley PLSC 328 Assignment 3...

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Prof. Findley PLSC 328 Assignment 3 Part 4 The Heinz Corporation sells 16 oz bottles of ketchup. After a random sampling of 36 bottles was done a mean weight of 15.85 oz per bottle was determined. With a standard deviation of 0.5 ounces per bottle the question has risen as to whether or not Heinz is making fraudulent claims in relation to their 16 oz bottles. From the data that has been provided we cannot say that the mean weight of the bottles is different than the claimed weight of 16 oz at the .05 level. At the .08 level we could however make the claim that the weight is indeed different from the claimed 16 ounces. To help substantiate the fraud allegations I would recommend expanding the confidence level to .1 as then the fraud claim would fall within the allowed parameters and you would be able to declare with 90 percent confidence to the public that Heinz is indeed having a lower mean weight of bottles of ketchup than what they are advertising. Also as another point to help prove the fraud claims, we could look to the standard deviation of the bottles and press the point that some consumers are purchasing at 16 oz bottle and getting only 15.35 ounces in some cases. Conversely the advisors for Kerry will most likely point to the fact that at the .05 standard they
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