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Probability: The Population and the Sample

Question: There are 40 English students enrolled. The teacher questioned 5 students who always sit in the back of the classroom. Three of the 5 said "yes" when asked if they would like "A Tale of Two Cities" as the next class reading assignment.
a. Identify the population and the sample in this situation.
b. Is this likely to be a representative sample? If not, why not?

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(a) The population is the class of 40 English students. The sample is the 5 students whom ...

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In a brief, but concise response of about 60 words, this solution provides a neat and straightforward response which addresses the concepts of populations and samples.