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# According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the proportion of U.S. adults age 25 or older who smoke is 0.22. A researcher suspects that the rate is lower among U.S. adults 25 or older who have a bachelor's degree. She took a random sample of 275 U.S. adults 25 or older who have a bachelor's degree, and the proportion of smokers in her sample is 0.18. What is the null hypothesis in this case? What is the alternative hypothesis in this case?

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Answer: Null hypothesis :[tex]H_0:\ p=0.22[/tex]Alternative hypothesis : [tex]H_a:\ p<0.22[/tex]Step-by-step explanation:Given claim : The proportion of U.S. adults age 25 or older who smoke : [tex]p=0.22[/tex]A researcher suspects that the rate is lower among U.S. adults 25 or older who have a bachelor's degree. i.e. [tex]p<0.22[/tex]Since the null hypothesis is a fact checked by the researcher or the experimenter that always contains a equals to sign.β΄ Null hypothesis :[tex]H_0:\ p=0.22[/tex]Alternative hypothesis : [tex]H_a:\ p<0.22[/tex]