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Use a portion to estimate the total number of seal A. The estimated total number of fur seal A is?, homework help

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I’m trying to study for my Mathematics course and I need some help to understand this question.

An island has 12  fur seal.to estimate the fur population A, 4446 seal in early August. In late August a sample of 1000 seal was observed and 281 of these were found to have previously tagged. Use a portion to estimate the total number of seal A.

The estimated total number of fur seal A is?

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To find the total number of fur seal A:

Late august----------- 1000 observed : 281 tagged
Early august--------- p whole population : 4446 tagged

p/4446 = 1000/281

p=4446*(1000/281)

then

p=15,822.

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