# Statistics Problems

• October 12th 2008, 07:42 AM
superbong
Statistics Problems
Do athletes in different sports vary in terms of intelligence? Below are reported College Board scores of random samples of college basketball and football players. Is there a significant difference? Use a 1% level of significance. What is the implication of the test result to the entire varsity program?

Mean - 460
Standard Deviation - 92
Sample Size - 102

Sample 2: Football Players
Mean - 442
Standard Deviation - 57
Sample Size - 117

thanks a lot!
• October 12th 2008, 08:29 AM
galactus
$H_{0}: {\mu}_{1}={\mu}_{2}$

$H_{a}: {\mu}_{1}\neq {\mu}_{2}$

Test stat = 1.7104

Critical value = +/- 2.5758

p value = .0903

Now, from this, do you reject or not reject the null hypothesis?.

I have a nice Excel macro I run these through. I do not use those cumbersome formulae. You will have to do that and check your results with what I have above.