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##### MATH 221 Week 6 Homework: Statistics for Decision-Making (May 2021)
1. Question: A consumer analyst reports that the mean life of a certain type of alkaline battery is more than 63 months. Write the null and alternative hypotheses and note which is the
2. Question: An amusement park claims that the average daily attendance is at least 20,000. Write the null and alternative hypotheses and note which is the claim.
3. Question: Type I and type II errors occur because of what issue within the hypothesis testing process?
4. Question: A scientist claims that the mean gestation period for a fox is 50.3 weeks. If a hypothesis test is … that rejects the null hypothesis, how would this decision …?
5. Question: A marketing organization claims that more than 10% of its employees are paid minimum wage. If a hypothesis test is … that fails to reject the null hypothesis, how would this decision …?
6. Question: A sprinkler manufacturer claims that the average activating temperature is at most 131 degrees. To test this claim, you randomly select a sample of 32 systems and find the mean activation temperature to be 133 degrees. Assume the population standard deviation is 3.3 degrees. Find the … test statistic and the corresponding p-value.
7. Question: A consumer research organization states that the mean caffeine content per 12-ounce bottle of a population of caffeinated soft drinks is 37.8 milligrams. You find a random sample of 48 12-ounce bottles of caffeinated soft drinks that has a mean caffeine content of 41.5 milligrams. Assume the population standard deviation is 12.5 milligrams. At α=0.05, what type of test is this and can you reject the organization’s claim using the test statistic?
8. Question: A computer manufacturer estimates that its cheapest screens will last less than 2.8 years. A random sample of 61 of these screens has a mean life of 2.6 years. The population is normally … with a population standard deviation of 0.88 years. At α=0.02, what type of test is this, and can you support the organization’s claim using the test statistic?
9. Question: A business receives supplies of copper tubing where the supplier has said that the average length is 26.70 inches so that they will fit into the business machines. A random sample of 48 copper tubes finds they have an average length of 26.75 inches. The population standard deviation is … 0.20 inches. At α=0.05, should the business reject the supplier’s claim?
10. Question: The company’s cleaning service states that they spend more than 46 minutes each time the cleaning service is there. The company times the length of 37 randomly … cleaning visits and finds the average is 48.2 minutes. Assuming a population standard deviation of 5.2 minutes, can the company support the cleaning service’s claim at α=0.10?
11. Question: A customer service phone line claims that the wait time before a call is … by a service representative is less than 3.3 minutes. In a random sample of 62 calls, the average wait time before a representative answer is 3.26 minutes. The population standard deviation is … 0.14 minutes. Can the claim be supported at α=0.08?
12. Question: In a hypothesis test, the claim is µ≤40 while the sample of 40 has a mean of 41 and a population standard deviation of 5.9 from a normally … data set. In this hypothesis test, would a z-test statistic be used or a t-test statistic, and why?
13. 13.  Question: A university claims that the mean time professors are in their offices for students is at least 6.5 hours each week. A random sample of nine professors finds that the meantime in their offices is 6.1 hours each week. With a sample standard deviation of 0.49 hours from a normal… data set, can the university’s claim be supported at α=0.05?
14. 14.  Question: A credit reporting agency claims that the mean credit card debt in a town is greater than \$3500. A random sample of the credit card debt of 28 residents in that town has a mean credit card debt of \$3590 and a standard deviation of \$391. At α=0.10, can the credit agency claim  …, assuming this is a normally … data set?
15. Question: A researcher wants to determine if zinc levels are different between the top of a glass of water and the bottom of a glass of Many samples of water are taken. From half, the zinc level at the top is … and from half, the zinc level at the bottom is measured. Would this be a valid matched pair test?

##### MATH 221 Week 6 Homework: Statistics for Decision-Making (v1)
1. Question: A consumer analyst reports that the mean life of a certain type of alkaline battery is more than 63 months. Write the null and alternative hypotheses and note which is the claim.
2. Question: A business claims that the mean time that customers wait for service is at most 9.2 minutes. Write the null and alternative hypotheses and note which is the claim.
3. Question: An amusement park claims that the average daily attendance is at least 12,000. Write the null and alternative hypotheses and note which is the claim.
4. Question: A transportation organization claims that the mean travel time between two destinations is about 17 minutes. Write the null and alternative hypotheses and note which is the claim.
5. Question: If the null hypothesis is rejected when it is false, this is _________.
6. Question: A scientist claims that the mean gestation period for a fox is 51.5 weeks. If a hypothesis test is performed that rejects the null hypothesis, how would this decision … interpreted?
7. Question: A marketing organization claims that none of its employees is paid minimum wage. If a hypothesis test is performed that fails to reject the null hypothesis, how would this decision … interpret?
8. Question: A sprinkler manufacturer claims that the average activating temperature is at most 131 degrees. To test this claim, you randomly select a sample of 32 systems and find the mean activation temperature to … 133 degrees. … the population standard deviation is 3.3 degrees. Find the standardized test statistic and the corresponding p-value.
9. Question: A consumer group claims that the mean acceleration time from 0 to 60 miles per hour for a sedan is 8.4 seconds. A random sample of 33 sedans has a mean acceleration time from 0 to 60 miles per hour of 7.6 seconds. … the population standard deviation is 2.3 seconds. Find the standardized test statistic and the corresponding p-value.
10. Question: A consumer research organization states that the mean caffeine content per 12-ounce bottle of a population of caffeinated soft drinks is 37.8 milligrams. You find a random sample of 48 12-ounce bottles of caffeinated soft drinks that has a mean caffeine content of 34.8 milligrams. … the population standard deviation is 12.5 milligrams. At α=0.05, do you support or reject the organization’s claim using the test statistic?
11. Question: A computer manufacturer estimates that its cheapest screens will last less than 2.8 years. A random sample of 61 of these screens has a mean life of 2.5 years. The population is … with a population standard deviation of 0.88 years. At α=0.02, what type of test is this, and can you support the organization’s claim using the test statistic?
12. Question: A pharmaceutical company claims that the average cold lasts an average of 8.4 days. They are using this as a basis to test new medicines … to shorten the length of colds. A random sample of 106 people with colds, finds that on average their colds last 8.6 days. The population is … with a population standard deviation of 0.9 days. At α=0.02, what type of test is this, and can you support the company’s claim using the p-value?
13. Question: A business receives supplies of copper tubing where the supplier has said that the average length is 26.70 inches so that they will fit into the business machines. A random sample of 50 copper tubes finds they have an average length of 26.75 inches. The population standard deviation is … to … 0.20 inches. At α=0.05, should the business reject the supplier’s claim?
14. Question: The company’s cleaning service states that they spend more than 46 minutes each time the cleaning service is there. The company times the length of 37 randomly … cleaning visits and finds the average is 46.5 minutes. Assuming a population standard deviation of 5.2 minutes, can the company support the cleaning service’s claim at α=0.10?
15. Question: A customer service phone line claims that the wait time before a call is answered by a service representative is less than 3.3 minutes. In a random sample of 62 calls, the average wait time before a representative answer is 3.26 minutes. The population standard deviation is … to … 0.29 minutes. Can the claim … at α=0.08?
16. Question: In a hypothesis test, the claim is μ≤40 while the sample of 27 has a mean of 41 and a sample standard deviation of 5.9 from a … data set. In this hypothesis test, would a z-test statistic … used or a t-test statistic, and why?
17. Question: A university claims that the mean time professors are in their offices for students is at least 6.5 hours each week. A random sample of nine professors finds that the meantime in their offices is 6.1 hours each week. With a sample standard deviation of 0.49 hours from a … data set, can the university’s claim … supported at α=0.05?
18. Question: A credit reporting agency claims that the mean credit card debt in a town is greater than \$3500. A random sample of the credit card debt of 20 residents in that town has a mean credit card debt of \$3600 and a standard deviation of \$391. At α=0.10, can the credit agency’s claim … supported, assuming this is a … data set?
19. Question: A car company claims that its cars achieve an average gas mileage of at least 26 miles per gallon. A random sample of five cars from this company has an average gas mileage of 25.2 miles per gallon and a standard deviation of 1 mile per gallon. At α=0.06, can the company’s claim … data set?
20. Question: A researcher wants to determine if zinc levels are different …tween the top of a glass of water and the bottom of a glass of water. Many samples of water are taken. From half, the zinc level at the top is … and from half, the zinc level at the bottom … a valid matched pair test?

##### MATH-221 Week 6 Homework: Statistics for Decision-Making (v2)
1. Question: A consumer analyst reports that the mean life of a certain type of alkaline battery is no more than 36 months. Write the null and alternative hypotheses and note which is the claim.
2. Question: A business claims that the mean time that customers wait for service is at most 9.2 minutes. Write the null and alternative hypotheses and note which is the claim.
3. Question: An amusement park claims that the average daily attendance is at least 12,000. Write the null and alternative hypotheses and note which is the claim.
4. Question: A transportation organization claims that the mean travel time between two destinations is about 12 minutes. Write the null and alternative hypotheses and note which is the claim.
5. Question: If the null hypothesis is … when it is false, this is __________.
6. Question: A scientist claims that the mean gestation period for a fox is more than 48.9 weeks. If a hypothesis test is performed that rejects the null hypothesis, how would this decision …?
7. Question: A marketing organization claims that none of its employees is paid minimum wage. If a hypothesis test is performed that fails to reject the null hypothesis, how would this decision … interpret?
8. Question: A sprinkler manufacturer claims that the average activating temperature is at least 134 degrees. To test this claim, you randomly select a sample of 32 systems and find the mean activation temperature to … 133 degrees. Assume the population standard deviation is 3.3 degrees. Find the standardized test statistic and the corresponding p-value
9. Question: A consumer group claims that the mean acceleration time from 0 to 60 miles per hour for a sedan is 7.0 seconds. A random sample of 33 sedans has a mean acceleration time from 0 to 60 miles per hour of 7.6 seconds. Assume the population standard deviation is 2.3 seconds. Find the standardized test statistic and the corresponding p-value.
10. Question: A consumer research organization states that the mean caffeine content per 12-ounce bottle of a population of caffeinated soft drinks is 37.8 milligrams. You find a random sample of 48 12ounce bottles of caffeinated soft drinks that has a mean caffeine content of 35.2 milligrams. Assume the population standard deviation is 12.5 milligrams. At α=0.05, do you support or reject the organization’s claim using the test statistic?
11. Question: A computer manufacturer estimates that its cheapest screens will last less than 2.8 years. A random sample of 61 of these screens has a mean life of 2.7 years. The population is normally distributed with a population standard deviation of 0.88 years. At α=0.02, what type of test is this, and can you support the organization’s claim using the test statistic?
12. Question: A pharmaceutical company claims that the average cold lasts an average of 8.4 days. They are using this as a basis to test new medicines designed to shorten the length of colds. A random sample of 106 people with colds, finds that on average their colds last 8.7 days. The population is normally distributed with a population standard deviation of 0.9 days. At α=0.02, what type of test is this, and can you support the company’s claim using the p-value?
13. Question: A business receives supplies of copper tubing where the supplier has said that the average length is 26.70 inches so that they will fit into the business machines. A random sample of 50 copper tubes finds they have an average length of 26.75 inches. The population standard deviation is … to … 0.20 inches. At α=0.05, should the business reject the supplier’s claim?
14. Question: The company’s cleaning service states that they spend more than 46 minutes each time the cleaning service is there. The company times the length of 37 randomly selected cleaning visits and finds the average is 47.2 minutes. Assuming a population standard deviation of 5.2 minutes, can the company support the cleaning service’s claim at α=0.05?
15. Question: A customer service phone line claims that the wait time before a call is … by a service representative is less than 3.3 minutes. In a random sample of 62 calls, the average wait time before a representative answer is 3.26 minutes. The population standard deviation is … to … 0.14 minutes. Can the claim … supported at α=0.08?
16. Question: In a hypothesis test, the claim is μ≤28 while the sample of 29 has a mean of 41 and a sample standard deviation of 5.9 from a normally distributed data set. In this hypothesis test, would a z-test statistic … used or a t-test statistic, and why?
17. Question: A university claims that the mean time professors are in their offices for students is at least 6.5 hours each week. A random sample of eight professors finds that the meantime in their offices is 6.2 hours each week. With a sample standard deviation of 0.49 hours from a normally distributed data set, can the university’s claim … supported at α=0.05?
18. Question: A credit reporting agency claims that the mean credit card debt in a town is greater than \$3500. A random sample of the credit card debt of 20 residents in that town has a mean credit card debt of \$3547 and a standard deviation of \$391. At α=0.10, can the credit agency’s claim … data set?
19. Question: A car company claims that its cars achieve an average gas mileage of at least 26 miles per gallon. A random sample of five cars from this company has an average gas mileage of 25.2 miles per gallon and a standard deviation of 1 mile per gallon. At α=0.06, can the company’s claim … data set?
20. Question: A researcher wants to determine if extra homework problems help 8th-grade students learn algebra. One 8th-grade class has extra homework problems and another 8th-grade class does not. After 2 weeks, both classes take an algebra test and the results of the two groups are compared. To … a valid matched pair test, what should the researcher consider in creating the two groups?

##### MATH 221 Week 6 Homework: Statistics for Decision-Making (v3)
1. Question: A consumer analyst reports that the mean life of a certain type of alkaline battery is more than 63 months. Write the null and alternative hypotheses and note which is the claim.
2. Question: A business claims that the mean time that customers wait for service is at most 9.2 minutes. Write the null and alternative hypotheses and note which is the claim.
3. Question: An amusement park claims that the average daily attendance is at least 10,000. Write the null and alternative hypotheses and note which is the claim.
4. Question: A transportation organization claims that the mean travel time between two destinations is about 27 minutes. Write the null and alternative hypotheses and note which is the claim.
5. Question: If the null hypothesis is … when it is true, this is __________.
6. Question: A scientist claims that the mean gestation period for a fox is 50.3 weeks. If a hypothesis test is … the null hypothesis, how would this decision … interpret?
7. Question: A marketing organization claims that less than 15% of its employees are paid minimum wage. If a hypothesis test is performed that fails to reject the null hypothesis, how would this decision … interpret?
8. Question: A sprinkler manufacturer claims that the average activating temperature is at most 132 degrees. To test this claim, you randomly select a sample of 32 systems and find the mean activation temperature to … 133 degrees. Assume the population standard deviation is 3.3 degrees. Find the standardized test statistic and the corresponding p-value.
9. Question: A consumer group claims that the mean acceleration time from 0 to 60 miles per hour for a sedan is 7.0 seconds. A random sample of 33 sedans has a mean acceleration time from 0 to 60 miles per hour of 7.6 seconds. Assume the population standard deviation is 2.3 seconds. Find the standardized test statistic and the corresponding value.
10. Question: A consumer research organization states that the mean caffeine content per 12-ounce bottle of a population of … soft drinks is 37.8 milligrams. You find a random sample of 48 12-ounce bottles of caffeinated soft drinks that has a mean caffeine content of 34.8 milligrams. Assume the population standard deviation is 12.5 milligrams. At α=0.05, do you support or reject the organization’s claim using the test statistic?
11. Question: A computer manufacturer estimates that its cheapest screens will last less than 2.8 years. A random sample of 61 of these screens has a mean life of 2.5 years. The population is … with a population standard deviation of 0.88 years. At α=0.02, what type of test is this, and can you support the organization’s claim using the test statistic?
12. Question: A pharmaceutical company claims that the average cold lasts an average of 8.4 days. They are using this as a basis to test new medicines designed to shorten the length of colds. A random sample of 106 people with colds, finds that on average their colds last 8.7 days. The population is … with a population standard deviation of 0.9 days. At α=0.02, what type of test is this, and can you support the company’s claim using the p-value?
13. Question: A business receives supplies of copper tubing where the supplier has said that the average length is 26.70 inches so that they will fit into the business machines. A random sample of 48 copper tubes finds they have an average length of 26.75 inches. The population standard deviation is … … 0.15 inches. At α=0.05, should the business reject the supplier’s claim?
14. Question: The company’s cleaning service states that they spend more than 46 minutes each time the cleaning service is there. The company times the length of 37 randomly selected cleaning visits and finds the average is 47.6 minutes. Assuming a population standard deviation of 5.2 minutes, can the company support the cleaning service’s claim at α=0.10?
15. Question: A customer service phone line claims that the wait time before a call is … by a service representative is less than 3.3 minutes. In a random sample of 62 calls, the average wait time … for a representative answer is 3.24 minutes. The population standard deviation is … to … 0.29 minutes. Can the claim … supported at α=0.08?
16. Question: In a hypothesis test, the claim is μ≤40 while the sample of 27 has a mean of 41 and a sample standard deviation of 5.9 from a … data set. In this hypothesis test, would a z-test statistic … used or a t-test statistic, and why?
17. Question: A university claims that the mean time professors are in their offices for students is at least 6.5 hours each week. A random sample of nine professors finds that the meantime in their offices is 6.1 hours each week. With a sample standard deviation of 0.49 hours from a … data set, can the university’s claim … supported at α=0.05?
18. Question: A credit reporting agency claims that the mean credit card debt in a town is greater than \$3500. A random sample of the credit card debt of 28 residents in that town has a mean credit card debt of \$3590 and a standard deviation of \$391. At α=0.10, can the credit agency’s claim … data set?
19. Question: A car company claims that its cars achieve an average gas mileage of at least 26 miles per gallon. A random sample of eight cars from this company has an average gas mileage of 25.6 miles per gallon and a standard deviation of 1 mile per gallon. At α=0.06, can the company’s claim … data set?
20. Question: A researcher wants to determine if extra homework problems help 8th-grade students learn algebra. One 8th-grade class has extra homework problems and another 8th-grade class does not. After 2 weeks, both classes take an algebra test, and the results of the two groups … a valid matched pair test, what should the researcher consider in creating the two groups?

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