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    Simple probability question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jisaac View Post
    If the population is in Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium, then the ratio of red-, pink- and white-flowered plants in the population will be 0.64 : 0.32 : 0.04. 182 red-flowered plants, 64 pink-flowered plants and 16 white-flowered plants are counted in a representative sample drawn from the population. What are the expected numbers of red-flowered plants, pink-flowered plants and white-flowered plants if the population is in Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium? Give your answers, to two places of decimals.

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    0.64, 0.32, 0.04

    The expected amount of plants in that collective sample of n=182+64+16=262 would be:

    0.64*262,0.32*262,0.04*262
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