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A certain researcher thinks that the proportion of women say that the earth is getting warmer is greater than the proportion of men.
In a random sample of 250 women, 70% said that the earth is getting warmer.
In a random sample of 220 men, 68.18% said that the earth is getting warmer.

At the .05 significance level, is there sufficient evidence to support the claim that the proportion of women saying the earth is getting warmer is higher than the proportion of men saying the earth is getting warmer?

What is the Null Hypothesis?

What is the Alternate Hypothesis?

Calculate the pooled probability of success.

What is the numerical value of Z critical?

What is the numerical value of the test statistic?

What is the P- value for the this Hypothesis test?

What is your decision based upon this Hypothesis test?

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Let P1 is the proportion of all women saying the earth is getting warmer and P2 be the proportion of all men saying the earth is getting warmer

What is the Null Hypothesis?
Ans: Ho: P1=P2

What is the Alternate Hypothesis?
Ans: Ha: P1>P2

Calculate the ...

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The solution gived detailed steps on performing a hypothesis testing on two population proportions. All formula and calcuations are shown and explained.

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