Elementary Statistics a Step by Step Approach
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For Exercises 5 through $20,$ assume that the variables are normally or approximately normally distributed. Use the traditional method of hypothesis testing unless otherwise specified.
High Temperatures in January Daily weather observations for southwestern Pennsylvania for the first three weeks of January for randomly selected years show daily high temperatures as follows: $55,44,51,59,62,$ $60,46,51,37,30,46,51,53,57,57,39,28,37,35,$ and 28 degrees Fahrenheit. The normal standard deviation in high temperatures for this time period is usually no more than 8 degrees. A meteorologist believes that with the unusual trend in temperatures the standard deviation is greater. At $\alpha=0.05,$ can we conclude that the standard deviation is greater than 8 degrees?