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Tire Brands Testing

A consumer products testing group is evaluating two competing brands of tires, Brand 1 and Brand 2. Tread wear can vary considerably depending on the type of car, and the group is trying to eliminate this effect by installing the two brands on the same random sample of 8 cars. In particular, each car has one tire of each brand on its front wheels, with half of the cars chosen at random to have Brand 1 on the left front wheel, and the rest to have Brand 2 there. After all of the cars are driven over the standard test course for20.000 miles, the amount of tread wear (in inches) is recorded, as shown in Table 1.

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Solution Summary

The solution uses hypothesis testing to determine which brand of tires to buy.