The table that follows refers to a sample of juveniles convicted of a felony in Florida. Matched pairs were formed using criteria such as age and the number of prior offenses. For each pair, one subject was handled in the juvenile court and the other was transferred to the adult court. The response of interest was whether the juvenile was rearrested within a year.
a. Are the outcomes for the courts independent samples or dependent samples? Explain.
b. Estimate the population proportions of rearrest for the adult and juvenile courts.
c. Test the hypothesis that the population proportions rearrested were identical for the adult and juvenile court assignments. Use a two-sided alternative, and interpret the P-value.

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