As part of your work for an environmental awareness group, you want to test a claim that the mean amount of waste generated by adults in the United States is less than 5 pounds per day. In a random sample of 19 adults in the United States, you find that the mean waste generated per person per day is 4.43 pounds with a standard deviation of 1.21 pounds. At α = 0.01, can you support the 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 t,
(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. If convenient, use technology. |

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