# ANOVA: The Meaning of F = 1 and Two Sample T-Tests

In ANOVA, what does F=1 mean? What are the differences between a two sample t-test and ANOVA hypothesis testing? When would you use ANOVA at your place of employment, in your education, or in politics?

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In ANOVA, what does F=1 mean?

F=1 means that the variance of means (factor) =variance of the error. The F distribution is the distribution of the ratio of two estimates of variance. It is used to compute probability values in the analysis of variance.

What are the differences between a two sample t-test and ANOVA hypothesis testing?

In a t-test you are able to test one sample mean vs. a single value or two ...

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This response addresses different aspects regarding ANOVA. It also compares a two sample t-test to an ANOVA hypothesis test.

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