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## What is F test explain with example?

F Test to Compare Two Variances If the variances are equal, the ratio of the variances will equal 1. For example, if you had two data sets with a sample 1 (variance of 10) and a sample 2 (variance of 10), the ratio would be 10/10 = 1. You always test that the population variances are equal when running an F Test.

### Is F test a probability test?

F test is a statistical test that is used in hypothesis testing to check whether the variances of two populations or two samples are equal or not….F Test vs T-Test.

F Test | T-Test |
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The f test is used for variances. | It is used for testing means. |

**What is the probability of the F statistic?**

Statisticians use fα to represent the value of an f statistic having a cumulative probability of (1 – α). For example, suppose we were interested in the f statistic having a cumulative probability of 0.95. We would refer to that f statistic as f0.05, since (1 – 0.95) = 0.05.

**How do F tests work?**

The F-test is designed to test if two population variances are equal. It does this by comparing the ratio of two variances. So, if the variances are equal, the ratio of the variances will be 1. If the null hypothesis is true, then the F test-statistic given above can be simplified (dramatically).

## Where is F-test applied?

The F-test is used by a researcher in order to carry out the test for the equality of the two population variances. If a researcher wants to test whether or not two independent samples have been drawn from a normal population with the same variability, then he generally employs the F-test.

### How does F-test work?

**Is ANOVA an F-test?**

ANOVA uses the F-test to determine whether the variability between group means is larger than the variability of the observations within the groups.

**How do you write an F statistic?**

The key points are as follows:

- Set in parentheses.
- Uppercase for F.
- Lowercase for p.
- Italics for F and p.
- F-statistic rounded to three (maybe four) significant digits.
- F-statistic followed by a comma, then a space.
- Space on both sides of equal sign and both sides of less than sign.

## Where we can apply F-test?

### Why do you apply F-test?

ANOVA uses the F-test to determine whether the variability between group means is larger than the variability of the observations within the groups. If that ratio is sufficiently large, you can conclude that not all the means are equal. This brings us back to why we analyze variation to make judgments about means.