The American Bankers Association collects data on the use of credit cards, debit cards, personal checks, and cash when consumers pay for in-store purchases (The Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2003). In 1999, the following usages were reported.
In-Store Purchase Percentage
Credit card ........ 22
Debit card ........ 21
Personal check ....... 18
Cash ........... 39
A sample taken in 2003 found that for 220 in-stores purchases, 46 used a credit card, 67 used a debit card, 33 used a personal check, and 74 used cash.
a. At α = .01, can we conclude that a change occurred in how customers paid for in-store purchases over the four-year period from 1999 to 2003? What is the p-value?
b. Compute the percentage of use for each method of payment using the 2003 sample data. What appears to have been the major change or changes over the four-year period?
c. In 2003, what percentage of payments was made using plastic (credit card or debit card)?

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