Sample mean water use per day problem

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The American Water Works Association reports that the per capita water use in a single family home is 79 gallons per day. Legacy Ranch is a relatively new housing development consisting of 100 homes. The builders installed more efficient water fixtures, such as low flush toilets, and subsequently conducted a survey of the residences. Thirty homes responded, and the sample mean water use per day was 77 gallons with a standard deviation of 9.0 gallons per day.

At the .025 level of significance, is that enough evidence to conclude that residents of Legacy Ranch use less water on average?

a) What is the decision rule? (Negative amount should be indicated by a minus sign. Round your answer to 3 decimal places.)

Reject H0 : μ ≥ 79 and fail to reject H1 : μ < 79 when the test statistic is .

b) The value of the test statistic is . (Negative amount should be indicated by a minus sign. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

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