so for my question it asks me to test if the intercept for a linear regression model is greater than 9 in R. I'm not exactly sure how to do that. any ideas? I tried the t-test manual but it's not working for me.

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  • $\begingroup$ The estimate of your regressor with features = zero(s) should give you the intercept term. $\endgroup$
    – jeff
    Commented Oct 22, 2015 at 1:34

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The R output, of summary(lm(y~x)), gives a parameter estimate $b_{0}$ and a standard error se($b_{0}$) for the intercept. The typical t-test (for $H_0: \beta_0 = 0$) is obtained by comparing $T = \frac{b_{0} - 0}{\text{se}(b_{0})}$ to a t-distribution with the number of degrees of freedom equal to the error degrees of freedom. So, how would you modify the statistic $T$ when your hypothesis is $H_0: \beta_0 = 9$?


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