## A psychologist has developed an aptitude test which consists of a series of mathematical and vocabulary problems. They want to test the hypo

A psychologist has developed an aptitude test which consists of a series of mathematical and vocabulary problems. They want to test the hypothesis that the mean test score is 80.

A random sample of 40 people have taken the test and their results recorded:

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85 73 73 65 63 68 65 79 92 54

65 40 62 60 54 65 85 56 58 58

61 69 76 95 96 78 41 87 66 74

70 85 91 54 68 85 70 43 51 44

You may find this Student’s t distribution table useful throughout this question.

a)Calculate the test statistic (t) for the hypothesis test. Give your answer to 4 decimal places.

t =

b)At a level of significance of ? = 0.05, the result of this test is that the null hypothesis is rejectednot rejected.

## Answers ( )

Answer:(a) Test statistic (t) for the hypothesis test is -5.0498(b) Null hypothesis is rejected .Step-by-step explanation:We are given that a psychologist has developed an aptitude test which consists of a series of mathematical and vocabulary problems. They want to test the hypothesis that the mean test score is 80, i.e.;

Null Hypothesis,: = 80Alternate Hypothesis,: 80We are given the sample data of 40 people, i.e. n = 40 ;

Sample mean, X bar = = = 68.1

Sample standard deviation, s = = 14.904

The test statistics we will use here is;

T.S. = ~

= ~

= -5.0498

So, test statistic (t) for the hypothesis test is -5.0498 .(b) Now, at level of significance of 0.05, t table gives critical value of between [-2.0225 , 2.0225] . Since our test statistics does not lie in the range of critical value means it lies in the rejection region so we have sufficient evidence to reject null Hypothesis.

Therefore, null hypothesis is rejected .