# [SOLVED] Help me study for a BIG exam (questions w/ answers inside)

• Apr 9th 2006, 07:37 AM
Farside
[SOLVED] Help me study for a BIG exam (questions w/ answers inside)
I really need a great grade on this coming exam to be able to get through the class. I have these practice problems and I've been running into some trouble on some of them. I was hoping some of you could run me through some of these.

1.) A psychologist is studying the distribution of IQ scores of girls at an alternative high school. In wishing to test the following hypotheses about the average IQ scores in this school, the psychologists takes a random sample of nine girls. The sample mean IQ score for these nine girls is 114. Assume that IQ scores follow a normal distribution with the population standard deviation σ = 15. For the hypothesis given below, calculate the p-value.
H0: μ = 100 vs. H1: μ ≠ 100

2.) A government report gives a 99% confidence interval for the mean family income as (\$134.87 ,\$155.69).This result was calculated based on a simple random sample of 188 households from a large normal population with known population standard deviation. Find σ, the population standard deviation. Give your answer accurate to two decimal places.