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One of our researchers wishes to determine whether people with high blood pressure can reduce their systolic blood

pressure by taking a new drug we have developed. The sample data is shown below, where  represents the mean blood pressure of the treatment group and  represents the mean for the control group. Use a significance level of 0.01 and the critical value method to test the claim that the drug reduces the blood pressure. We do not know the values of the population standard deviations. 


1.     Write the hypotheses in symbolic form, determine if the test is right-tailed, left-tailed, or two tailed and explain why.

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