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# M&M Mars publishes information regarding the proportions of colors of candies in each type of M&Ms...

M&M Mars publishes information regarding the proportions of colors of candies in each type of M&Ms (plain, peanut, pretzel, caramel, etc.). The plain type M&Msare advertised to have 60% brown candies.

Let's say you take a random sample of candies. Are you more likely to get a sample with 60% brown candies if you have a sample of 40 candies or a random sample of 400 candies?

a. A random sample of 40 M&Ms is more likely to have 60% brown candies than a random sample of 400 M&Ms.

b. A random sample of 400 M&Ms is more likely to have 60% brown candies than a random sample of 40 M&Ms.

c. A random sample of 40 M&Ms is equally likely to have 60% brown candies as a random sample of 400 M&Ms.

d. The likelihood for either sample size cannot be determined from the given information.

TOPIC:Sample proportion and population proportion.

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