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5 Step Hypothesis Test - Vitality Magazine

A recent article in Vitality magazine reported that the mean amount of leisure time per week for American men is 40.0 hours. You believe this figure is too large and decide to conduct your own test. In a random sample of 60 men, you find that the mean is 37.8 hours of leisure per week and that the standard deviation of the sample is 12.2 hours.

Can you conclude that the information in the article is untrue? Use the .05 significance level. Determine the p-value and explain its meaning.

Solution Summary

The solution provides the step-by-step method of performing a 5-step hypothesis test. All the steps of hypothesis testing (formulation of null and alternate hypotheses, selection of significance level, choosing the appropriate test-statistic, decision rule, calculation of test-statistic and conclusion) have been explained and the statistical analysis has been shown in detail.