Every year the U.S. Census Bureau counts the number of people living in poverty. The bureau uses money income thresholds to define poverty, so noncash benefits such as Medicaid and food stamps do not count toward poverty thresholds. For example, in 2009 the poverty threshold for a family of four with two children was $21,756. The bar graph represents the number of people living in poverty in the United States in 2009, by ethnicity.
(a) How many whites were living in poverty in 2009?
(b) Of the impoverished, what percent were Hispanic?
(c) How might this graph be misleading?

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