Compute the z or t value of the sample test statistic.

• Dec 21st 2008, 05:35 PM
mathretard
Compute the z or t value of the sample test statistic.
In an article appearing in Today’s Health a writer states that the average number of calories in a serving of popcorn is 75. To determine if the average number of calories in a serving of popcorn is different from 75, a nutritionist selected a random sample of 20 servings of popcorn and computed the sample mean number of calories per serving to be 78 with a sample standard deviation of 7.
• Dec 21st 2008, 05:44 PM
mr fantastic
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Originally Posted by mathretard
In an article appearing in Today’s Health a writer states that the average number of calories in a serving of popcorn is 75. To determine if the average number of calories in a serving of popcorn is different from 75, a nutritionist selected a random sample of 20 servings of popcorn and computed the sample mean number of calories per serving to be 78 with a sample standard deviation of 7.

Where is the trouble in calculating t?

You substitute the given values into the formula $\displaystyle t = \frac{\overline{x} - \mu_0}{s/\sqrt{n}}$.
• Dec 21st 2008, 05:51 PM
mathretard