Elementary Statistics (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321836960
ISBN 13: 978-0-32183-696-0

Chapter 9 - Inferences from Two Samples - 9-4 Two Dependent Samples (Matched Pairs) - Basic Skills and Concepts - Page 474: 8


a) -0.35 b)0.3 c)-1.507 d)$\pm 3.182.$

Work Step by Step

a) The differences: 98-98=0, 97-97.6=-0.6, 98.6-98.8=-0.2, 97.4-98=-0.6. $\overline{d}$ is the averages of the differences, hence: $\overline{d}=\frac{0-0.6-0.2-0.6}{4}=-0.35.$ b)$s_d$ is the standard deviation of the differences, hence$s_d=\sqrt{\frac{\sum (x-\mu)^2}{n-1}}=\sqrt{\frac{(0+0.35)^2+(-0.6+0.35)^2+(-0.2+0.35)^2+(-0.6+0.35)^2}{3}}=0.3.$ c) The test statistic is:$t=\frac{\overline{d}-\mu_d}{s_d/\sqrt{n}}=\frac{-0.35-0}{0.3/\sqrt{4}}=-2.333.$ d) The corresponding critical value using the table with df=4-1=3: $\pm t_{\alpha/2}=\pm t_{0.025}=\pm 3.182.$
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