Thirty percent of all people who are inoculated with the current vaccine that is used to prevent a disease contract the disease within a year. The developer of a new vaccine that is intended to prevent this disease wishes to test for significant evidence that the new vaccine is more effective.
a. Determine the appropriate null and alternative hypotheses.
b. The developer decides to study 100 randomly selected people by inoculating them with the new vaccine. If 84 or more of them do not contract the disease within a year, the developer will conclude that the new vaccine is superior to the old one. What significance level is the developer using for the test?
c. Suppose 20 people inoculated with the new vaccine are studied and the new vaccine is concluded to be better than the old one if fewer than 3 people contract the disease within a year. What is the significance level of the test?

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