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In a drawer are two coins. They look the same, but one coin produces heads 90% of the time when spun while the other one produces heads only 30% of the time. You select one of the coins. You are allowed to spin it once and then must decide whether the coin is the 90%- or the 30%-head coin. Your null hypothesis is that your coin produces 90% heads.
a) What is the alternative hypothesis?
b) Given that the outcome of your spin is tails, what would you decide? What if it were heads?
c) How large is a in this case?
d) How large is the power of this test?
e) How could you lower the probability of a Type I error and increase the power of the test at the same time?


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