When children are transferred from one class to another, it can be particularly traumatic for those who are educationally “at risk” and for those with learning and social-emotional disabilities. It….
Do the data present sufficient evidence to indicate that the average coverage differs from 400 square feet?
Labels on 1-gallon cans of paint usually indicate the drying time and the area that can be covered in one coat. Most brands of paint indicate that, in one coat, a gallon will cover between 250 and 500 square feet, depending on the texture of the surface to be painted. One manufacturer, however, claims that a gallon of its paint will cover 400 square feet of surface area. To test this claim, a random sample of ten 1-gallon cans of white paint were used to paint 10 identical areas using the same kind of equipment. The actual areas (in square feet) covered by these 10 gallons of paint are given here:
Do the data present sufficient evidence to indicate that the average coverage differs from 400 square feet? Find the p-value for the test, and use it to evaluate the statistical significance of the results.