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# What percentage of the alleles for hair length in this population are the long hair (h) allele? With a population of mice, long hair (h) is recessive and short hair (H) is dominant. The population of the mice is 100, and there are 9 mice with long hair.

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Asked by Soffe, Last updated: Oct 15, 2020

#### E. Austin

E. Austin

The correct answer to this question is 30%. This type of question could be found on both a math or science test. It is related to the Hardy–Weinberg Principle. This principle is also known as HWE or the Hardy–Weinberg law. It is named after mathematician G. H. Hardy and gynecologist Wilhelm Weinberg.

Nowadays, the test is primarily used to test matting that is non-random. For a population to remain at Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium under the Hardy-Weinberg principle, five conditions must be met. These conditions include random mating, a large breeding population, no natural selection, no immigration, and no change in allelic frequency.

#### Neave Corr

Neave Corr

Square root 0.09 = 0.3. as the homozygousrecessive allele is represented by q^2. So to find q, square root it. There is a good explanation on Khan Academy.

Soffe

30%