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Intro to Stat_Part_47 - 155 Exercise 10.12 The average...

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155 Exercise 10.12 The average number of English courses taken in a two–year time period by male and female col- lege students is believed to be about the same. An experiment is conducted and data are collected from 29 males and 16 females. The males took an average of 3 English courses with a standard deviation of 0.8. The females took an average of 4 English courses with a standard deviation of 1.0. Are the averages statistically the same? Exercise 10.13 (Solution on p. 166.) A study is done to determine if students in the California state university system take longer to graduate than students enrolled in private universities. 100 students from both the California state university system and private universities are surveyed. Suppose that from years of research, it is known that the population standard deviations are 1.5811 years and 1 year, respectively. The following data are collected. The California state university system students took on average 4.5 years with a standard deviation of 0.8. The private university students took on average 4.1 years with a standard deviation of 0.3. Exercise 10.14 A new SAT study course is tested on 12 individuals. Pre-course and post-course scores are recorded. Of interest is the average increase in SAT scores. The following data is collected: Pre-course score Post-course score 1200 1300 960 920 1010 1100 840 880 1100 1070 1250 1320 860 860 1330 1370 790 770 990 1040 1110 1200 740 850 Table 10.1 Exercise 10.15 (Solution on p. 166.) A recent drug survey showed an increase in use of drugs and alcohol among local high school seniors as compared to the national percent. Suppose that a survey of 100 local seniors and 100 national seniors is conducted to see if the percentage of drug and alcohol use is higher locally than nationally. Locally, 65 seniors reported using drugs or alcohol within the past month, while 60

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