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    Need help with Statistics please

    If anyone can help me solve this problem it would be great. I have no idea where to start as this is like a second language to me. The problem is as follows:


    Does loveatatin ( cholestrol drug) reduce the risk of a heart attack? In a Texas study, reserachers gave lovastatin to 2,325 people and an inactive substitue to 2,081 people (avg. age 58). After 5 years 57 of the lovastain group had suffereda heart attack, compared to 97 for the inactive pill.

    A) state the hypothesis. B) State the decision rule. C) Find the sample proportions and z test statistic. D) Make a decision
    E.) Is normaility assured F.) Is the difference large enough to be important G.) What else would medical researchers need to know before prescribing this drug widley?
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    Quote Originally Posted by baseballer1411 View Post
    If anyone can help me solve this problem it would be great. I have no idea where to start as this is like a second language to me. The problem is as follows:


    Does loveatatin ( cholestrol drug) reduce the risk of a heart attack? In a Texas study, reserachers gave lovastatin to 2,325 people and an inactive substitue to 2,081 people (avg. age 58). After 5 years 57 of the lovastain group had suffereda heart attack, compared to 97 for the inactive pill.

    A) state the hypothesis. B) State the decision rule. C) Find the sample proportions and z test statistic. D) Make a decision
    E.) Is normaility assured F.) Is the difference large enough to be important G.) What else would medical researchers need to know before prescribing this drug widley?
    I'm happy to help but I'd like to see some effort on your part. Clearly you're a fair way into a stats unit so I don't see how you can have no idea at all .....

    Do you truly have no idea how to answer A) and B)? You must have done other hypothesis testing questions (single sample) before this one and they must have given you some idea about how to answer A) and B) ....?

    As for C), what tests have you been taught for comparing the proportions of two samples? Under what circumstances are those tests applied?

    Getting the value of the appropriate test statistic should lead you to the answer for D).
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