# Question

The average production of peanuts in Virginia is 3000 pounds per acre. A new plant food has been developed and is tested on 60 individual plots of land. The mean yield with the new plant food is 3120 pounds of peanuts per acre, and the population standard deviation is 578 pounds. At α = 0.05, can you conclude that the average production has increased?
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 diagrams to show the critical region (or regions), and use the traditional method of hypothesis testing unless otherwise specified.

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