# Question

A study was conducted to see whether a certain diet medication had an effect on the weights (in pounds) of eight women. Their weights were taken before and six weeks after daily administration of the medication. The data are shown here. At α = 0.05, can you conclude that the medication had an effect (increase or decrease) on the weights of the women?
Perform 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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