# probability and statistics

**Question description**

From generation to generation, the mean age when smokers first start to smoke varies. However, the standard deviation of that age remains constant at around 2.1 years. A survey of 41 smokers of this generation was done to see if the mean starting age is at least 19. The sample mean was 18.2 with a sample standard deviation of 1.3. Do the data support the claim at the 5% level?

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