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Proportion of Germinating Seeds Testing

The data presented in the table below resulted from an experiment in which seeds of 5 different types were planted and the number of seeds that germinated within 5 weeks after planting was recorded for each seed type. At the .01 level of significance, is the proportion of seeds that germinate dependent on the seed type?

Seed Type Observed Frequencies
Germinated Failed to Germinate
1 31 7
2 57 33
3 87 60
4 52 44
5 10 19

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