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Question: radon is a colorless odorless gas that is naturally released...

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Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is naturally released by rocks and soils and may concentrate in tightly closed houses. Since radon is slightly radioactive, there is some concern that it may be a health hazard. Radon detectors are sold to homeowners worried about this risk, but the detectors may be inaccurate. University researchers placed 30 radon detectors in a chamber where they were exposed to 105 picocuries per liter (pCi/l) of radon over 3 days. The sample average reading from the 30 radon detectors was 103.03 pCi/l and the sample standard deviation was 5.1 pCi/l. Are the researchers able to conclude at the 5% significance level that the average reading differs from the true value of 105?

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2. Test Statistic (Round to 3 decimals): t =

3. p-value (Round to 3 decimals):

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