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1. When a researcher has two samples with two means, one of the assumptions for two samples is independence of between the two samples. What does this mean? What happens if the independence assumption is violated?

2. What are the differences among a proportion, a percentage, and a ratio? When would a researcher use a hypothesis test for the difference in two population proportions? Explain.

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The choice of hypothesis test for a difference in two population proportions and the assumption of independence in a two-sample, two-mean situation is explained.

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