Correct! The t test for independent means is used to compare means derived from unrelated samples. We have 2 independent groups here, children from Belize and children from Samoa. To compare these means we can use a t-test for independent means.

Before we do this test, we need to state a formal hypothesis. This
hypothesis needs to be stated in terms of the **Null**, ,
and **Alternative** hypotheses, .

Recall that we had decided informally that our hypothesis (expectation) was as follows:
__Children in Samoa are further from their mothers than children
in Belize__. How would we state this in terms of our Null and Alternative
hypotheses? (choose one of the hypotheses below by clicking on the picture)