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Conclusions from a Hypothesis Test for Two Sample Proportion

The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article indicating differences in perception of sexual harrassment on the job between men and women. The article claimed that women perceived the problem to be much more prevelant than did men. One question asked to both men and women was: "Do you think sexual harrassment is a major problem in the American workplace? Some 24% of the men compared to 62% of the women responded "Yes". Suppose that 150 women and 200 men were interviewed. What conclusion should be reached?

A. Using a 0.01 level of significance, there is sufficeint evidence to conclude that women perceive the problem of sexual harrassment on the job as much more prevelant than do men.

B. There is insufficeint evidence to conclude with at least 99% confidence that women perceive the problem of sexual harassment on the job as much more prevelant than do men

C. There is no evidence of a significant difference between the men and women in their perception

D. More information is needed to draw any conclusions from the data set.

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Answer A.
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This problem shows how to conduct a hypothesis test for two sample proportions and draw conclusions. Formulas and calculations added in attachment.

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