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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 following

    x/28=45/12

    so,
    x=(45/12)*28
    =(15/4)*28
    =15*7
    =105

    so, we can estimate that there are 105 deer in the entire area.

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