An independent golf equipment testing facility compared the difference in the performance of golf balls hit off a regular 2-3/4" wooden tee to those hit off a 3'' Stinger Competition golf tee. A Callaway Great Big Bertha driver with 10 degrees of loft was used for the test and a robot swung the club head at approximately 95 miles per hour. Data on ball velocity (in miles per hour) with each type of tee, based on the test results, are provided on the WeissStats CD. Use the technology of your choice to do the following.
a. Obtain normal probability plots, boxplots, and the standard deviations for the two samples.
b. Based on your results from part (a), which would you be inclined to use to compare the population means: a pooled or a nonpooled t-procedure? Explain your answer.
c. At the 5% significance level, do the data provide sufficient evidence to conclude that, on average, ball velocity is less with the regular tee than with the Stinger tee? Perform the required hypothesis test by using both the pooled t-test and the nonpooled t-test, and compare results.
d. Find a 90% confidence interval for the difference between the mean ball velocities with the regular and Stinger tees. Obtain the required confidence interval by using both the pooled t-interval procedure and the nonpooled t-interval procedure.

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