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Hypothesis Testing of Mean: Baseball 2008 Data

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59. Refer to the baseball 2008 data, which reports information on the 30 major league teams for the 2008 baseball season.

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Go to: Datasets. Unzip the file and look for the Baseball file.

a. Conduct a test of hypothesis to determine whether the mean salary of the teams was different from $80.0 million. Use the .05 significance level.

b. Conduct a test hypothesis to determine whether the mean attendance was more than 2,000,000 per team.

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Refer to the baseball 2008 data, which reports information on the 30 major league teams for the 2008 baseball season.
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a. Conduct a test of hypothesis to determine whether the mean salary of the teams was different from $80.0 million. Use the .05 significance level.
The null hypothesis tested is
H0: Mean salary of teams = $80.0 million (µ = 80)
The alternative hypothesis is
H1: Mean salary of teams ≠ $80.0 million (µ ≠ 80)
Significance level = 0.05
Test Statistic used is , where
Sample mean, = 89.91308657
Sample S.D., = 37.84300286, n = 30
Therefore, = 1.434775445
Decision rule: Reject the null hypothesis, if the absolute value of calculated test ...

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