Engineers are comparing the permanent deformation characteristics of two new newly developed material samples.

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On the first material ten rebound deflection measurements were taken, yielding a mean of 26 X 10-3 in. and a standard deviation of 2 X 10-3 in.

On the second material 16 measurements were taken, yielding a mean of 21 X 10-3 in. and a standard deviation of 7 X 10-3 in.

Assume that all samples are independent and taken from a normal population

- Can you conclude with 98% Confidence that the actual deflection variances are different for the two tested highway sections?