5. In Testing Fertilizer’s Impact on Plants

Nowadays, hypothesis testing is also used to examine the impact of pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals on the growth of plants or animals. Let us suppose a researcher wants to check his assumption that the particular fertilizer may result in the faster growth of the plant in a month than its usual growth of 10 inches. To verify this assumption he consistently gave that fertilizer to the plant for nearly a month. Following is the mathematical procedure of the hypothesis testing in this case,

Null Hypothesis (H0): The fertilizer does not have any influence on the growth of the plant. i.e., μ = 20 inches

Alternative Hypothesis (Ha): The fertiliser results in the faster growth of the plant, i.e., μ > 20 inches

Now, if the p-value of the hypothesis testing comes smaller than the level of significance, say .05, then the null hypothesis can be rejected, and you can conclude that the particular fertilizer is responsible for the faster plant growth.

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