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Recall from Chapter 1 (refer to page 30) that the Focus database and Focus sample contain information on the undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (UWEC). Now would be a good time for you to review the discussion about these data sets. Open the Focus sample worksheet (FocusSample) in the technology of your choice and then do the following.
a. Obtain normal probability plots, boxplots, and the sample standard deviations of the ACT composite scores for the sampled males and the sampled females.
b. At the 5% significance level, do the data provide sufficient evidence to conclude that mean ACT composite scores differ for male and female UWEC undergraduates? Justify the use of the procedure you chose to carry out the hypothesis test.
c. Determine and interpret a 95% confidence interval for the difference between the mean ACT composite scores of male and female UWEC undergraduates.
d. Repeat parts (a)-(c) for cumulative GPA.
e. Obtain a normal probability plot, boxplot, and histogram of the paired differences of the ACT English scores and ACT math scores for the sampled UWEC undergraduates.
f. At the 5% significance level, do the data provide sufficient evidence to conclude that, for UWEC undergraduates, the mean ACT English score is less than the mean ACT math score? Justify the use of the procedure you chose to carry out the hypothesis test.
g. Repeat part (f) at the 10% significance level.
h. Find and interpret a 90% confidence interval for the difference between the mean ACT English score and the mean ACT math score of UWEC undergraduates.
i. Repeat part (h), using an 80% confidence level.


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