A₀. At most 60% of Americans vote in the U.S. presidential election.
A₁. More than 60% of Americans vote in the U.S. presidential election.
B₀. The mean number of cars a person owns in his or her lifetime is not more than 10.
B₁. The mean number of cars a person owns in his or her lifetime is more than 10.
C₀. About half of Americans prefer to live away from cities, given the choice.
C₁. There is an uneven balance of Americans preferring to live near to or away from cities, given the choice.
D₀. Europeans have a mean paid vacation each year of six weeks.
D₁. The mean number of weeks Europeans have as paid vacation is different from six.
E₀. The chance of developing breast cancer is under 11% for women.
E₁. The chance of developing breast cancer is at least 11% for women.


STATEMENT




TRUE

FALSE

DECISION

TRUE (accept)

OK

TYPE II


FALSE (reject)

TYPE I

OK

The given statements have been presented in pairs. The statement subscripted zero is H₀, the null hypothesis, the actual given statement, while the statement subscripted 1 is H₁, the alternate hypothesis, an opposite statement.
Type I errors are shown in the truefalse table. Type I means rejecting H₀ when it turns out to be true; Type II means failing to reject (i.e., accepting) H₀ when it turns out to be false. For example, if A₀ is in fact true then affirming (deciding) A₁ is a Type I Error. But if A₀ is in fact false, then affirming (deciding) and accepting A₀ is a Type II Error. Decisions are made by testing the hypotheses statistically.
By applying the table to the given pairs of statements you can determine what constitutes the two types of error.