Each of a group of 20 intermediate tennis players is given two rackets, one having nylon strings and the other

Each of a group of 20 intermediate tennis players is given two rackets, one having nylon strings and the other synthetic gut strings. After several weeks of playing with the two rackets, each player will be asked to state a preference for one of the two types of strings. Let p denote the proportion of all such players who would prefer gut to nylon, and let X be the number of players in the sample who prefer gut. Because gut strings are more expensive, consider the null hypothesis that at most 50% of all such players prefer gut. We simplify this to H0: p 5 .5, planning to reject H0 only if sample evidence strongly favors gut strings.

Required:
a. Which of the rejection regions {15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20}, {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5}, or {0, 1, 2, 3, 17, 18, 19, 20} is most appropriate, and why are the other two not appropriate?
b. What is the probability of a type I error for the chosen region of part (a)? Does the region specify a level .05 test? Is it the best level .05 test?
c. If 60% of all enthusiasts prefer gut, calculate the probability of a type II error using the appropriate region from part (a). Repeat if 80% of all enthusiasts prefer gut.
d. If 13 out of the 20 players prefer gut, should H0 be rejected using a significance level of .10?

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