# Null and Alternative hypotheses: hybrid car, Ohio hospital

In each case, identify the population parameter about which a claim is made, state the null and alternative hypotheses for a hypothesis test, and indicate whether the hypothesis test will be left-tailed, right-tailed, or two-tailed

a.

The manufacturer of a new model of hybrid car advertises that the mean fuel consumption is equal to 62 miles per gallon on the highway. A consumer group claims that the mean is less than 62 miles per gallon.

b.

The Ohio Department of Health claims that the average stay in Ohio hospitals after childbirth is greater than the national mean of 2.0 days.

c.

A wildlife biologist working in the African savanna claims that the actual proportion of female zebras in the region is different from the accepted proportion of 50%.

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In each case, identify the population parameter about which a claim is made, state the null and alternative hypotheses for a hypothesis test, and indicate whether the hypothesis test will be left-tailed, right-tailed, or two-tailed

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The manufacturer of a new model of hybrid car advertises that the mean fuel consumption is equal to 62 miles per gallon on the highway. A consumer group claims that the mean is less than 62 miles per ...

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The solution identifies the population parameters and state null and alternative hypotheses for test.