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berrypicking

  • 3 years ago

a game forester tags 20 rabbits in the woods. the next month he returns and observes a sample of 12 rabbits, 5 of which are tagged and a sample of 25 rabbits, 9 of which are tagged. if the 2 samples are representative of the rabbit population, which is the best estimate of the number of rabbits in the woods?

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  1. ZeHanz
    • 3 years ago
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    I'd see it as one big sample of 37 animals, of which 5+9=14 are tagged. So 14/37 is tagged. (about 0.378th) If you divide 20 by 14/37, you get an estimate of the total number of rabbits.

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