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Quiz: Null vs Alternative (Question 1)

Quiz: Null vs Alternative (Question 1)

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Hi,
The question of the quiz from Null vs Alternative lecture says:
You own an ice-cream shop. You suspect that you sell as many ice-creams as your competitor, Gelatou. Gelatou sells 100 ice-creams per day. State the null and alternative hypotheses of the test that would answer your question:

Since I “suspect” that I sell as many ice-creams as my competitor, shouldn’t the hypotheses be:
H0: average number of ice-creams my shop sell is not 100 (status quo)
H1: average number of ice-creams my shop sell = 100 (my opinion)

Thank you so much in advance.

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365 Team
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Hi Harold,
Thanks for reaching out.
There is one more important consideration. The equality sign is always included in the null hypothesis. That is why they are reversed!
Best,
The 365 Team