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Testing Claims About Variation. In Exercises 5–16, test the given claim. Identify the null hypothesis, alternative hypothesis, test statistic, P-value, or critical value(s), then state the conclusion about the null hypothesis, as well as the final conclusion that addresses the original claim. Assume that a simple random sample is selected from a normally distributed population.

Fast Food Drive-Through Service Times Listed below are drive-through service times (seconds) recorded at McDonald’s during dinner times (from Data Set 25 “Fast Food” in Appendix B). Assuming that dinner service times at Wendy’s have standard deviation  σ  = 55.93 sec, use a 0.01 significance level to test the claim that service times at McDonald’s have the same variation as service times at Wendy’s. Should McDonald’s take any action?

 

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