## The makers of Mini-Oats cereal have an automated packaging machine that is set to fill boxes with 24 ounces of cereal. At various times in t

The makers of Mini-Oats cereal have an automated packaging machine that is set to fill boxes with 24 ounces of cereal. At various times in the packaging process, we select a random sample of 100 boxes to see whether or not the machine is filling the boxes with an average of 24 ounces of cereal.Which of the following is a statement of the null hypothesis?

A) The machine fills the boxes with the proper amount of cereal. The average is 24 ounces.

B) The machine is not filling the boxes with the proper amount of cereal. The average is not 24 ounces.

C) The machine is not putting enough cereal in the boxes. The average is less than 24 ounces.

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Answer:1. A is the null hypothesis. The null hypothesis is the statement in which everything is operating as expected; nothing unusual is going on.

2. C is the alternative hypothesis. The problem says that you are looking to see whether or not the machine is filling with an average of 24 ounces, so it could be over or under filling. B only accounts for under filling.

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