## Elementary Statistics (12th Edition)

a) The alternative hypothesis is: p<0.5. If the alternative hypothesis contains $\ne$ then the test is two-tailed. If the alternative hypothesis contains < then the test is left-tailed. If the alternative hypothesis contains > then the test is right-tailed. Hence it is left-tailed. b) The value of the test statistic is: z=-2.529822. c)The value of P is: P=0.0057. d)By using the alternative hypothesis the null hypothesis says: p=0.5. If the P-value is less than $\alpha$, which is the significance level, then this means the rejection of the null hypothesis. Hence:P=0.0057 is less than $\alpha=0.05$, hence we reject the null hypothesis. e)By d) we reject the null hypothesis. Hence we can say that there is sufficient evidence to support that the proportion of adults that view public speaking as the most dreadful activity is less than 0.5