# Question: parent offspring 5176 4769 5270 2700 3316 6270 4561 3723...

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Parent | Offspring |

51.76 | 47.69 |

52.70 | 27.00 |

33.16 | 62.70 |

45.61 | 37.23 |

42.75 | 53.59 |

52.17 | 49.10 |

68.06 | 49.61 |

56.07 | 46.24 |

33.12 | 44.38 |

34.51 | 35.61 |

63.65 | 51.09 |

44.67 | 19.60 |

46.58 | 41.47 |

18.17 | 41.21 |

a) Calculate the covariance between parents and offspring.

b) Calculate the deviation of each midparent from the mean for all the mid-parent values, and the deviation of each offspring from the mean of all offspring.

c) Calculate the additive genetic variance, and the heritability.

d) What do you predict would be the mean leaf area among the progeny of this selected group?