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Hypothesis Test

Here are heart rates for a sample of 30 students before and after a class break. At alpha = .05, was
there a significant difference in the mean heart rate? (a) State the hypotheses. (b) State the decision
rule and sketch it. (c) Find the test statistic. (d) Make a decision. (e) Estimate the p-value and
interpret it.

Heart Rate Before and After Class Break:

Student Before After Student Before After
1 60 62 16 70 64
2 70 76 17 69 66
3 77 78 18 64 69
4 80 83 19 70 73
5 82 82 20 59 58
6 82 83 21 62 65
7 41 66 22 66 68
8 65 63 23 81 77
9 58 60 24 56 57
10 50 54 25 64 62
11 82 93 26 78 79
12 56 55 27 75 74
13 71 67 28 66 67
14 67 68 29 59 63
15 66 75 30 98 82

Solution Summary

The solution provides step-by-step method of performing a hypothesis t-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 details. The calculations have also been shown in EXCEL for better understanding.

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