2011 A-level H2 Mathematics (9740) Paper 2 Question 10 Suggested Solutions

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Let \mu be the population mean time taken to install an electronic component.

H_0 : \mu = 38

H_1 : \mu \textless 38

Under H_0, \bar{T} \sim \mathrm{N}(38, \frac{25}{n})

Test Statistic, Z = \frac{\bar{T}-38}{\frac{5}{\sqrt{n}}} \sim N(0, 1)

At 5% level of significance, we reject H_0 if z \le -1.6449

\Rightarrow \frac{\bar{t}-38}{\frac{5}{\sqrt{n}}}  \le -1.6449

\therefore, \{ \bar{t} \in \mathbb{R} | 0 \textless \bar{t} \le 36.8 \}

At 5% level of significance, we do not reject H_0 if z > -1.6449

\Rightarrow \frac{37.1-38}{\frac{5}{\sqrt{n}}} \textless -1.6449

n \textless 83.5

\therefore, \{n \in \mathbb{R}| 0 \textless n \le 83 \}

KS Comments:

Some students forget to define \mu appropriately. (ii), a few students actually do not realised that the rejection rule is when p \le \alpha instead of p < \alpha, and did not consider the correct inequality. (iii), Students overlook that n refers to sample size and sample size must be an integer. The answers are required to be given in sets here. Some students still have trouble writing sets.

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