## Question 873:

During recent seasons, Major League Baseball has been criticized for the length of the games. A report indicated that the average game lasts 3 hours and 30 minutes. A sample of 17 games revealed the following times to completion. (Note that the minutes have been changed to fractions of hours, so that a game that lasted 2 hours and 24 minutes is reported at 2.40 hours.)Can we conclude that the mean time for a game is less than 3.50 hours? Use the .05

significance level.

2.98 2.40 2.70 2.25 3.23 3.17 2.93 3.18 2.80

2.38 3.75 3.20 3.27 2.52 2.58 4.45 2.45

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