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If 28 deer are captured from a certain area and tagged and a sample of 45 deer taken after mixing shows 12 are tagged, how many deer are estimated in the entire area?

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Assume that there are x deer in the entire area. Then we can set up the ...

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This solution shows how to use ratios to estimate deer population.

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