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    For a certain animal species, the probability that a female will have a certain number of offspring in a given year is given in the table below. Find the expected number of offspring per year.

    Number of Offspring: 0
    Probability: 0.31

    Number of Offspring: 1
    Probability: 0.21

    Number of Offspring: 2
    Probability: 0.19

    Number of Offspring: 3
    Probability: 0.17

    Number of Offspring: 4
    Probability: 0.12

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    This shows how to find the expected number of offspring per year.