39 randomly selected items were tested. It was found that 9 of the items tested positive.

Test the hypothesis that no more than 50% of the items tested positive at α = 0.10

## State the null and alternative hypothesis:

H

_{0}: p < 0.5

H

_{A}: p > 0.5

## Compute

p^ = 0.23076923076923

## Calculate our test statistic z:

z = | 0.23076923076923 - 0.5 |

| √0.5(1 - 0.5)/39 |

z = | -0.26923076923077 |

| √0.5(0.5)/39 |

z = | -0.26923076923077 |

| √0.0064102564102564 |

z = | -0.26923076923077 |

| 0.080064076902544 |

z = -3.3626912299068

## Checking our table of z-scores for α = 0.10%, we get:

Z = 1.2816

Our rejection region is Z > 1.2816

Since our test statistic of -3.3626912299068 is less than our Z-value of 1.2816, it is not in the rejection region, so we accept H_{0}

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##### What is the Answer?

Since our test statistic of -3.3626912299068 is less than our Z-value of 1.2816, it is not in the rejection region, so we accept H_{0}

##### How does the Hypothesis Testing for a proportion Calculator work?

Free Hypothesis Testing for a proportion Calculator - Performs hypothesis testing using a test statistic for a proportion value.

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### What 2 formulas are used for the Hypothesis Testing for a proportion Calculator?

p^ = x/n

z = (p^ - p)/sqrt(p(1 - p)/n)

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### What 6 concepts are covered in the Hypothesis Testing for a proportion Calculator?

- alternative hypothesis
- opposite of null hypothesis. One of the proposed proposition in the hypothesis test.

H_{1} - hypothesis testing
- statistical test using a statement of a possible explanation for some conclusions
- hypothesis testing for a proportion
- an act in statistics whereby an analyst tests an assumption regarding a population proportion
- null hypothesis
- in a statistical test, the hypothesis that there is no significant difference between specified populations, any observed difference being due to sampling or experimental error.

H_{0} - sample size
- measures the number of individual samples measured or observations used in a survey or experiment.
- test statistic
- a number calculated by a statistical test

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