Assistance with proportions?

I have an issue with the below question, I cannot figure out the answer. Could someone please provide me with the steps to find the solution so I may be able to answer the other questions that are like this one.

In 2006 there was a scandal involving the firing of 9 U.S. attorneys. In fact, 12 U.S. attorneys had been on a list for replacement, and another 3 resigned under pressure without being fired. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said, in 2007, "I would never, ever make a change in a United States attorney for political reasons..." However, in 2006 White House advisory Karl Rove mentioned 12 states as being especially important in the 2008 presidential election. Six of the 12 attorneys on the list were from these states.

Overall there were 93 attorneys in 2006, of whom 12 were replaced. Seventeen of the 93 attorneys were in the states mentioned by Rove; and 6 of these were replaced. The remaining 76 U.S. attorneys in the other 38 states were not mentioned by Rove, and 6 of these were replaced.

1) Compute the proportion of attorneys from states mentioned by Rove who resigned or were fired. Compute the analogous proportion from the states not mentioned by Rove.

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  • Bryce
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    6 years ago
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