Statement of a problem № m40030


A county commissioner must vote on a resolution that would commit substantial resources to the construction of a sewer in an outlying residential area. Her fiscal decisions have been criticized in the past, so she decides to take a survey of residents in her district to find out if they favor spending money for a sewer system. She will vote to appropriate funds only if she can be reasonably sure that a majority of the people in her district favor the measure. What hypotheses should she test?

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