A random sample of men and women in prison was asked to give the length of sentence each received for a certain type of crime. At α = 0.05, test the claim that there is no difference in the sentence received by each gender. The data (in months) are shown here.
Use the Wilcoxon rank sum test. Assume that the samples are independent. Also perform each of these steps.
a. State the hypotheses and identify the claim.
b. Find the critical value(s).
c. Compute the test value.
d. Make the decision.
e. Summarize the results.
Use the traditional method of hypothesis testing unless otherwise specified.

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