A hospital spokesperson claims that the standard deviation of the waiting times experienced by patients in its minor emergency department is no more than 0.5 minute. A random sample of 25 waiting times has a standard deviation of 0.7 minute. At α = 0.10, is there enough evidence to reject the spokesperson’s claim?
(a) Identify the claim and state H0 and Ha,
(b) Find the critical value(s) and identify the rejection region(s),
(c) Find the standardized test statistic X2,
(d) Decide whether to reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis,
(e) Interpret the decision in the context of the original claim. Assume the population is normally distributed. |

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