A Recent Study Compared The Time Spend Together By Single- And Dual-Earner Couples

1. A recent study compared the time spend together by single- and dual-earner couples. According to the records kept by the wives during the study, the mean amount of time spent together watching television among the single-earner couples was 61 minutes per day, with a standard deviation of 15.5 minutes.  For the dual-earner couples, the mean number of minutes spent watching television was 48.4 minutes, with a standard deviation of 18.1 minutes.  At the .01 significance level, can you conclude that the single-earner couples on average spend more time watching television together?  There were 15 single-earner and 12 dual-earner couples studied.

2. The null and alternate hypotheses are:


A random sample of 20 items from the first population showed a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15.  A sample of 16 items for the second population showed a mean of 94 and a standard deviation of 8.  Use the .05 significant level.


3. The following hypotheses are given.



A random sample of five observations from the first population resulted in a standard deviation of 12.  A random sample of seven observations from the second population showed a standard deviation of 7.  At the .01 significance level, is there more variation the first population?




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