Problem: Which of the following experiments would best test your hypothesis?a. Ask your friends if they also like the same type of music that you like.b. Interview all of your friends and find out if the ones born in other weeks also like the same types of movies that you like.c. Find other people born in the same week and ask them what their favorite type of movie is.d. Find other people born in the same week and tell them what your favorite movie is. Ask them if they also liked that movie.In the course of a conversation, you observe that three of your friends like horror movies. Horror movies happen to be your favorite type of movie as well. You also know that all of these friends were born in the same week that you were, even in the same year.An astrology-loving friend hypothesizes that people born in that week like horror movies more than other genres of movies. You decide to use the scientific method to test this hypothesis.

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Which of the following experiments would best test your hypothesis?

a. Ask your friends if they also like the same type of music that you like.

b. Interview all of your friends and find out if the ones born in other weeks also like the same types of movies that you like.

c. Find other people born in the same week and ask them what their favorite type of movie is.

d. Find other people born in the same week and tell them what your favorite movie is. Ask them if they also liked that movie.

In the course of a conversation, you observe that three of your friends like horror movies. Horror movies happen to be your favorite type of movie as well. You also know that all of these friends were born in the same week that you were, even in the same year.

An astrology-loving friend hypothesizes that people born in that week like horror movies more than other genres of movies. You decide to use the scientific method to test this hypothesis.

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