# Test the claim that each bag of the farmers potatoes are 60 pounds?

Not what you're looking for?

Problem: A farmer sells sacks of potatoes at a county fair. Each bag is labeled 60 pounds. The fair organizers employ a statistician to verify that all business is conducted accurately. The statistician selects 50 sacks of the farmer's potatoes and finds a sample mean of 57 pounds. The standard deviation is 8 pounds. Test the claim that the sacks do not contain 60 pounds at the .05 significance level.

Identify the following:

A) Ho (Null hypothesis).

1. Critical Value

B) Test Statistic (show calculation)

C) Your conclusion about the null hypothesis

D) Your statement about the claim

##### Purchase this Solution

##### Solution Summary

This solution shows the calculations for testing the claim that the sacks do not contain 60 pounds at the .05 significance level. The critical value and null hypothesis is given.

##### Solution Preview

Problem: A farmer sells sacks of potatoes at a county fair. Each bag is labeled 60 pounds. The fair organizers employ a statistician to verify that all business is conducted accurately. The statistician selects 50 sacks of the farmer's potatoes and finds a sample mean of 57 pounds. The standard deviation is 8 pounds. Test the claim that the sacks do not ...

##### Purchase this Solution

##### Free BrainMass Quizzes

##### Measures of Central Tendency

This quiz evaluates the students understanding of the measures of central tendency seen in statistics. This quiz is specifically designed to incorporate the measures of central tendency as they relate to psychological research.

##### Terms and Definitions for Statistics

This quiz covers basic terms and definitions of statistics.

##### Know Your Statistical Concepts

Each question is a choice-summary multiple choice question that presents you with a statistical concept and then 4 numbered statements. You must decide which (if any) of the numbered statements is/are true as they relate to the statistical concept.

##### Measures of Central Tendency

Tests knowledge of the three main measures of central tendency, including some simple calculation questions.