Determine the null and alternate hypotheses.
The square footage of the several thousand apartments in a new development is advertised to be 1250 square feet, on average. A tenant group thinks that the apartments are smaller than advertised. They hire an engineer to measure a sample of apartments to test their suspicions. Let ≥ represent the true average area (in square feet) of these apartments. What are the appropriate null and alternative hypotheses?
A) H0: µ = 1250 vs. H_{a}: µ < 1250
B) H0: µ = 1250 vs. H_{a}: µ ≥ 1250
C) H0: µ = 1250 vs. H_{a}: µ > 1250