Statement of a problem № m40165


A medical researcher claims that calcium supplements can decrease the systolic blood pressures of men. In part of the study, 10 randomly selected men are given a calcium supplement for 12 weeks. The table shows the systolic blood pressures (in millimeters of mercury) of the 10 men before and after the 12-week study. At α = 0.10, is there enough evidence to support the medical researcher’s claim? (a) Identify the claim and state H0 and Ha, (b) Find the critical value(s) and identify the rejection region(s), (c) Calculate  and sd, (d) Find the standardized test statistic t, (e) Decide whether to reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis, (f) Interpret the decision in the context of the original claim. Assume the samples are random and dependent, and the populations are normally distributed. If convenient, use technology.

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