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Pulse Rates of Men - A simple random sample of 40 men results in a standard deviation of 11.3 beats per minute (based on data set attached). The normal range of pulse rates of adults is typically given as 60 to 100 beats per minute. If the range rule of thumb is applied to that normal range, the result is a standard deviation of 10 beats per minute. Use the sample results with a 0.05 significance level to test the claim that pulse rates of men have a standard deviation greater than 10 beats per minute.



Test Statistic [Show procedure.]


Conclusion (i.e. decision) about H0 [reject/fail to reject]

Final Conclusion on the claim [Use the wording in Figure 8-7, page 403.]

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