Problem 12BSC

Develop a simulation using a TI-83/84 Plus calculator, STATDISK, Minitab, Excel, or any other suitable calculator or computer software program.

Simulating Hybridization Refer to Exercise, which required a description of a hybridization simulation.

a. Conduct the simulation and record the number of yellow peas. If possible, obtain a printed copy of the results. Is the percentage of yellow peas from the simulation reasonably close to the value of 25%?

b. Repeat the simulation until it has been conducted a total of 10 times. Record the numbers of peas with yellow pods in each case. Based on the results, do the numbers of peas with yellow pods appear to be very consistent? Based on the results, would it be unlikely to randomly select 20 such offspring peas and find that none of them has yellow pods?

Exercise

Describe the simulation procedure. (For example, to simulate 10 births, use a random number generator to generate 10 integers between 0 and 1 inclusive, and consider 0 to be a male and 1 to be a female.)

Simulating Hybridization When Mendel conducted his famous hybridization experiments, he used peas with green pods and yellow pods. One experiment involved crossing peas in such a way that 75% of the offspring peas were expected to have green pods, and 25% of the offspring peas were expected to have yellow pods. Describe a procedure for using software or a TI-83/84 Plus calculator to simulate 20 peas in such a hybridization experiment. Each of the 20 individual outcomes should be an indication of one of two results: (1) The pod is green; (2) the pod is yellow.

Solution 12BSC

= That is 25% which is equal to the true value of 25%