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Read the following problem:

A recent survey of $500$ randomly sampled Maryland residents found that $17\%$ smoke cigarettes on a regular basis. This compares to the national average of $24\%$ of the population who smoke on a regular basis.

Which of the value deals with sample proportions and which deals with population proportions?

A

Both $17\%$ and $24\%$ are sample proportions.

B

Both $17\%$ and $24\%$ are population proportions.

C

The $17\%$ figure is a sample proportion, while the $24\%$ figure is a population proportion.

D

The $24\%$ figure is a sample proportion, while the $17\%$ figure is a population proportion.

E

The $17\%$ figure is a sample proportion, while the $24\%$ figure is neither a sample nor a population proportion.

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