# Question

The following two samples were collected as matched pairs:
a. State the null and alternative hypotheses to test if the population represented by Sample 1 has a higher mean than the population represented by Sample 2.
b. Calculate the appropriate test statistic and interpret the results of the hypothesis test using α = 0.05.
c. Approximate the p value using Table 5 in Appendix A and interpret the result.
d. Verify your results using Excel’s Data Analysis. Mac users can rely on PHStat for this procedure.
e. Identify the p value from Excel and interpret the result.
f. What assumptions need to be made in order to perform this procedure?

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