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# How to Perform a One Sample t-test on a TI-84 Calculator

AÂ one sample t-testÂ is used to test whether or not the mean of a population is equal to some value.

This tutorial explains how to conduct a one sample t-test on a TI-84 calculator.

### Example: One Sample t-test on a TI-84 Calculator

Researchers want to know if a certain type of car gets 20 miles per gallon or not. They obtain a random sample of 74 cars and find that the mean isÂ 21.29Â mpg while the standard deviation isÂ 5.78Â mpg. Use this data to perform a one sample t-test to determine if the true mpg for this type of car is equal toÂ 20 mpg.

Step 1: Select T-Test.

PressÂ Stat. Scroll over to TESTS. Scroll down to T-Test and press ENTER.

Step 2: Fill in the necessary info.

The calculator will ask for the following information:

• Inpt:Â Choose whether you are working with raw data (Data) or summary statistics (Stats). In this case, we will highlight Stats and pressÂ ENTER.
• Î¼0: The mean to be used in the null hypothesis. We will type 20 and pressÂ Â ENTER.
• x: The sample mean. We will type 21.29 and pressÂ Â ENTER.
• sx: The sample standard deviation. We will type 5.78 and pressÂ ENTER.
• n: The sample size. We will type 74 and pressÂ ENTER.
• Î¼:The alternative hypothesis to be used. Since we are performing a two-tailed test, we will highlightÂ â‰ Î¼0Â and pressÂ ENTER. This indicates that our alternative hypothesis is Î¼â‰ 20.Â The other two options would be used for left-tailed tests (0) and right-tailed tests (>Î¼0) .

Lastly, highlight Calculate and pressÂ ENTER.

Step 3: Interpret the results.

Our calculator will automatically produce the results of the one-sample t-test:

Here is how to interpret the results:

• Î¼â‰ 20: This is the alternative hypothesis for the test.
• t=1.919896124: This is the t test-statistic.Â
• p=0.0587785895: This is the p-value that corresponds to the test-statistic.
• x=21.59. This is the sample mean that we entered.
• sx=5.78. This is the sample standard deviation that we entered.
• n=74: This is the sample size that we entered.

Because the p-value of the test (0.0587785895) is not less than 0.05, we fail to reject the null hypothesis. This means we do not have sufficient evidence to say that the mean mpg for this type of car is different from 20 mpg.