Before and After Treatment Results:
Captopril is a drug designed to lower systolic blood pressure. When subjects were tested with this drug,, their systolic blood pressure reading (in mm of mercury) were measured before and after the drug was taken, with the results given in the accompanying table (based on data from "Essential Hypertension: Effects of an Oral Inhibitor of Angiotension-Converting Enzyme,: by MacGregor et al., British Medical Journal, Vol 2).
a. Use the sample data to construct a 99% confidence interval for the mean difference between the before and after readings.
b. B. Is there sufficient evidence to support the claim that captopril is effective in lowering systolic pressure?
Subject A B C D E F G
Before 200 174 198 170 179 182 193
H I J K L
209 185 155 169 210
A B C D E F G
After 191 170 177 167 159 151 176
H I J K L
183 159 145 146 177
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The solution provides step by step method for the calculation of paired T test for matched data . Formula for the calculation and Interpretations of the results are also included.