# How to perform a Hypothesis Test

Two boats were tested for possible contenders in the American Cup Races.

Ho: µ1- µ2 = 0

H1: µ1 - µ2 ne 0

where ne means "not equal"

Is one boat faster on average, than the other?

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If you have speeds or times of the two boats in different races, then you could test this hypothesis. You would perform a t-test.

Basically you would need to calculate the mean and the standard deviations for each boat from their sample of races. From this you need to calculate t, ...

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A description of the process of performing a hypothesis test is presented.

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