Question: The manufacturer of a daily dietary supplement claims that its

The manufacturer of a daily dietary supplement claims that its product will help people lose weight. The company obtains a random sample of 950 adult males aged 20 to 74 who take the supplement and ﬁnds their mean weight loss after 8 weeks to be 0.9 pound with standard deviation weight loss of 7.2 pounds.
(a) State the null and alternative hypotheses.
(b) Test the hypothesis at the α = 0.1 level of signiﬁcance. Is a mean weight loss of 0.9 pound signiﬁcant?
(c) Do you think that a mean weight loss of 0.9 pound is worth the expense and commitment of a daily dietary supplement? In other words, does the weight loss have any practical signiﬁcance?
(d) Test the hypothesis at the α = 0.1 level of signiﬁcance with n = 40 subjects. Assume the same sample statistics. Is a sample mean weight loss of 0.9 pound signiﬁcantly more than 0 pound? What do you conclude about the impact of large samples on the P-value?

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