Question

It was determined that the percentage of a's in the English language in the 1800s was 9%. A random sample of 1000 letters from a current newspaper contained 66 a's. Test the hypothesis that the proportion of a's has changed in modern times, using the 0.05 level of significance. Treat the newspaper as a random sample of all letters used.

Step 1

It is given that the population proportion; *p* is 9% (=0.09). In the survey, it is found that 66 of 1000 letters from a current newspaper. Let *p* be the sample proportion

The null and alternative hypotheses are given below.

Step 2

The sample proportion, *P* is calculated below.

Step 3

The test statistic is given and...

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