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Almond vs. dark chocolate A statistics student wondered whether the color distribution for Almond M&M's candies is the same as for Dark Chocolate Peanut M&M's. She collected several packages of each type and recorded the color of each candy, as summarized in the following table:


a) Was this an observational study or an experiment? Explain.
b) Compute the following probabilities:
i)  P(almond)
ii) P(red)
iii) P(red|almond)
iv) P(almond|red)
v) P(almond or red)
vi) P(almond and red)
e) Do the color distributions appear to be the same or different? Explain, using conditionalprobabilities.


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