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Tired of watering his garden, your instructor is attempting to grow desert plants. One such plant is Indian paintbrush. A yellow variant has shown up, and we would like to determine if this variant is a Mendelian trait. We have taken a pure breeding red plant and crossed it with a a pure breeding yellow plant. The resulting F1 plants were selfed and the F2 data is presented below:

Red Flowers 111

Yellow Flowers 53

Perform a chi square analysis on this data using the following hypothesis:

The mode of inheritance for flower color in Indian paintbrush plants is simple Mendelian.

What is the calculated chi-square value? Round to three decimal places.

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