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    Independent sample t test for comparing means

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    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.