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Look at

http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/H/Hardy_Weinberg.html

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two major important equations for Hardy-Weinberg:

p + q = 1

and p^2 + 2pq + q^2 = 1

You know 'p' in your problem: it is .73 Therefore you must know that 'q' is .27

since you know p = .73 and q = .27 you can find 2pq (which is the heterozygote frequency)

{Moderator edit: remainder of solution deleted. The student can solve from here on their own.}

p + q = 1

and p^2 + 2pq + q^2 = 1

You know 'p' in your problem: it is .73 Therefore you must know that 'q' is .27

since you know p = .73 and q = .27 you can find 2pq (which is the heterozygote frequency)

{Moderator edit: remainder of solution deleted. The student can solve from here on their own.}

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