A soft drink distributor is considering two new models of dispensing machines. Both the Harvard Company machine and the Fizzit machine can be adjusted to fill the cups to a certain mean amount.However, the variation in the amount dispensed from cup to cup is a primary concern. Ten cups dispensed from the Harvard machine showed a variance of 0.065, whereas 15 cups dispensed from the Fizzit machine showed a variance of 0.033. The factory representative from the Harvard Company maintains that his machine had no more variability than the Fizzit machine. Assume the amount dispensed is normally distributed. At the 0.05 level of significance, does the sample refute the representative’s assertion?
a. Solve using the p-value approach.
b. Solve using the classical approach.