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Assessing the Effectiveness of an Asthma Drug

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A randomized controlled trial is run to evaluate the effectiveness of a new drug for asthma in children. A total of 250 children are randomized to either the new drug or placebo (125 per group). The mean age of children is assigned to the new drug is 12.4 with standard deviation of 3.6 years. The mean age of children assigned to the placebo is 13.0 with a standard deviation of 4.0 years. Is there a difference in ages assigned to the treatments? Apply the two sample z test at 5% level of significance.

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Ho: there is no difference in ages assigned to the treatments
Ha: there is difference in ages ...

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The solution gived detailed steps on performing a hypothesis test on astima case. All formula and calcuations are shown and explained.