The Perry Preschool Project was created in the early 1960s by David Weikart in Ypsilanti, Michigan. In this project, 123 African American children were randomly assigned to one of two groups: One group enrolled in the Perry Preschool, and one group did not enroll. Follow-up studies were done for decades. One research question was whether attendance at preschool had an effect on high school graduation. The table shows whether the students graduated from regular high school or not and includes girls only (Schweinhart et al. 2005).
a. Find the percentages that graduated for both groups, and compare them descriptively. Does this suggest that preschool was associated with a higher graduation rate?
b. Which of the conditions fail so that we cannot use a confidence interval for the difference between proportions?

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