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Comparing the Weight of Bass

1 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's report on the bass population in the North American lakes indicated average weight of the fish to be 3.0 lb. and a standard deviation of .30 lb. Furthermore, 50% of all bass were females.

The State of Florida conducted an independent study and reported the average weight of their bass was 3.2 lb, but did not disclose the standard deviation.. Additionally, the report indicated that 58% of bass's population were found to be females.

(This report was based on a small sample of 121 fish)

Test the hypothesis that Florida's bass weighs more than average bass in the U.S.A. Use a=.1 to state your conclusion.

H0: Xavg =m

H1: Xavg >m

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