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# In Exercise, conduct the hypothesis test | Ch 11.2 - 10 BSC

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## Solution for problem 10 BSC Chapter 11.2

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Problem 10 BSC

Problem  10BSC

In Exercise, conduct the hypothesis test and provide the test statistic, critical value, and/or P-value, and state the conclusion.

Baseball Player Births In his book Outliers, author Malcolm Gladwell argues that more baseball players have birthdates in the months immediately following July 31, because that was the cutoff date for non school baseball leagues. Here is a sample of frequency counts of months of birthdates of American-born major league baseball players starting with January: 387, 329, 366, 344, 336, 313, 313, 503, 421, 434, 398, 371. Using a 0.05 significance level, is there sufficient evidence to warrant rejection of the claim that American-born major league baseball players are born in different months with the same frequency? Do the sample values appear to support Gladwell’s claim?

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Step 1 of 2

The expected values for each category, Ei , could be determined. With these observed and expected numbers of cases, the hypotheses can be written as

H0 : O  =    E

H1 : O  E

Use a 0.05 significance level

 SL. No. O p = 1/12 E = np (O - E )2 (O - E)2/E 1 387 0.083333 376.25 115.5625 0.307143 2 329 0.083333 376.25 2232.563 5.933721 3 366 0.083333 376.25 105.0625 0.279236 4 344 0.083333 376.25 1040.063 2.764286 5 336 0.083333 376.25 1620.063 4.305814 6 313 0.083333 376.25 4000.563 10.63272 7 313 0.083333 376.25 4000.563 10.63272 8 503 0.083333 376.25 16065.56 42.69917 9 421 0.083333 376.25 2002.563 5.322425 10 434 0.083333 376.25 3335.063 8.863953 11 398 0.083333 376.25 473.0625 1.257309 12 371 0.083333 376.25 27.5625 0.073256 Sum 4515 1 4515 35018.25 93.07176

The first step in conducting the significance test is to compute the expected frequency for each outcome given that the null hypothesis is true. For example, the expected frequency of a "1" is 12 since the probability of a "1" coming up is 1/12 and there were a total of 4515.

Expected frequency (E) = np

= (4515)(1/12)

Step 2 of 1

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