hw8solu_STAT515Fall2011

hw8solu_STAT515Fall2011 - Solution to Homework 8 (STAT515,...

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Solution to Homework 8 (STAT515, Fall 2011) 8.26 ( 15 points ) a. The rejection region of a large-sample lower-tailed test at a significance level of α = 0 . 01 is given by ( -∞ , - z 0 . 01 ) ( -∞ , - 2 . 33) . b. z = ¯ x - μ 0 s/ n = 19 . 3 - 20 11 . 9 / 46 ≈ - 0 . 40 . c. Notice that the value of the test statistic in part b does not fall in the rejection region given in part a . Therefore, the observed data do not contradict with the statement under H 0 strongly, thus we fail to reject H 0 at 0.01 level of significance. In summary, there is not sufficient evidence from the sample to suggest that the true population mean number of latex gloves used per week is below 20. 8.46 ( 15 points ) The summary statistics of the sample are, n = 11160 (large sample), ¯ x = 2 . 15 , and s = 1 . 05 . The hypotheses are H 0 : μ = 3 vs. H a : μ 6 = 3 . a. ( 10 points ) The p -value is given by 2 P ( X 2 . 15) = 2 P ± X - 3 1 . 05 / 11160 2 . 15 - 3 1 . 05 / 11160 ² = 2 P ( Z ≤ - 85 . 82) 0 . b. ( 5 points ) Because p -value obtained in part a is less than α = 0 . 10 , we reject H 0 at significance level 0.10 and conclude that the mean level of aggressiveness for the population
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