# Hardy Weinberg Problems

Blue flower color (B allele) is dominant to white (b allele). In a population, 4% of the plants have white flowers (bb). What frequency of the alleles are for blue flower color (B)?

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In order to do this problem you need to understand what the Hardy Weinberg equation is and what the variables in the equation represent. There are two equations that you must know. In both equations p represents the dominant allele and q represents the recessive allele. The first equation is the Hardy Weinberg equation which is p2 + 2pq + q2. In this equation p2 represents the frequency of the homozygous dominant individuals in a population (it is homozygous dominant because there are two p alleles which means 2 ...

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Hardy Weinberg Problems are clearly exhibited.