Nationwide, the average salary of actuaries who achieve the rank of Fellow is $150,000. An insurance executive wants to see how this compares with Fellows within his company. He checks the salaries of eight Fellows and finds the average salary to be $155,500 with a standard deviation of $15,000. Can he conclude that Fellows in his company make more than the national average, using α = 0.05?
Perform each of the following 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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