Because many industrial wastes contain nutrients that enhance crop growth, efforts are being made for environmental purposes to use such wastes on agricultural soils. Two researchers, M. Ajmal and A. Khan, reported their findings on experiments with brewery wastes used for agricultural purposes in the article "Effects of Brewery Effluent on Agricultural Soil and Crop Plants" (Environmental Pollution (Series A), 33, pp. 341-351). The researchers studied the physicochemical properties of effluent from Mohan Meakin Breweries Ltd. (MMBL), Ghazibad, UP, India, and ". . . its effects on the physicochemical characteristics of agricultural soil, seed germination pattern, and the growth of two common crop plants." They assessed the impact of using different concentrations of the effluent: 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%. The following data, based on the results of the study, provide the percentages of limestone in the soil obtained by using 100% effluent.
Do the data provide sufficient evidence to conclude, at the 1% level of significance, that the mean available limestone in soil treated with 100% MMBL effluent exceeds 2.30%, the percentage ordinarily found?

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