# Z test for population mean number of arrivals per hour

9.22 The mean arrival rate of flights at O'Hare Airport in marginal weather is 195 flights per hour with a historical standard deviation of 13 flights. To increase arrivals, a new air traffic control procedure

is implemented. In the next 30 days of marginal weather the mean arrival rate is 200 flights per hour. (a) Set up a right-tailed decision rule at α=.025 to decide whether there has been a significant

increase in the mean number of arrivals per hour. (b) Carry out the test and make the decision. Is it close?Would the decision be different if you used α = .01? (c) What assumptions are you making,

if any? Flights

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Mean arrival rate

The mean arrival rate of flights at O'Hare Airport in marginal weather is 195 flights per hour with a historical standard deviation of 13 flights. To increase arrivals, a new air traffic control procedure is implemented. In the next 30 days of marginal weather the mean arrival rate is 200 flights per hour.

(a) Set up a right-tailed decision rule at α=.025 to decide whether there has been a significant increase in the mean number of arrivals per hour.

(b) Carry out the ...

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