# Independent sample t test for comparing means

A recent study focused on the number of times men and women who live alone buy take-out dinner in a month. The information is summarized below.

Statistic Men Women

Sample mean 24.51 22.69

Population standard deviation 4.48 3.86

Sample size 35 40

At the .01 significance level, is there a difference in the mean number of times men and women order take-out dinners in a month? What is the p-value?

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#### Solution Summary

The solution provides step by step method for the calculation of test statistic and p value for independent sample t test . Formula for the calculation and Interpretations of the results are also included.

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