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The U.S. Department of Justice (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs) gives incarceration rates in the nation’s prisons for various groups.
a. In 2006, the incarceration rate was 1 per 109 male residents and 1 per 1563 female residents. Find the ratio of incarceration rates, and interpret.
b. In 2006, the incarceration rate was 1694 per 100,000 black residents, and 252 per 100,000 white residents. Find the ratio of incarceration rates, and interpret.


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