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In the exercises below we cover the basics of index vectors. Before proceeding, first read section 2.7 of An Introduction to R, and the help pages for the `sum`, and `which` functions.

Answers to the exercises are available here.

Exercise 1
If `x <- c("ww", "ee", "ff", "uu", "kk")`, what will be the output for x[(c(2,3)]?
a. "ee", "ff"
b. "ee"
c. "ff"

Exercise 2
If `x <- c("ss", "aa", "ff", "kk", "bb")`, what will be the third value in the index vector operation `x[c(2, 4, 4)]`?
a. "uu"
b. NA
c. "kk"

Exercise 3
If ` x <- c("pp", "aa", "gg", "kk", "bb")`, what will be the fourth value in the index vector operation `x[-2]`?
a. "aa"
b. "gg"
c. "bb"

Exercise 4
Let `a <- c(2, 4, 6, 8)` and `b <- c(TRUE, FALSE, TRUE, FALSE)`, what will be the output for the R expression `max(a[b])`?

Exercise 5
Let `a <- c (3, 4, 7, 8)` and `b <- c(TRUE, TRUE, FALSE, FALSE)`, what will be the output for the R expression `sum(a[b])`?

Exercise 6
Write an R expression that will return the sum value of 10 for the vector `x <- c(2, 1, 4, 2, 1, NA)`

Exercise 7
If `x <- c(1, 3, 5, 7, NA)` write an r expression that will return the output 1, 3, 5, 7.

Exercise 8
Consider the data frame `s <- data.frame(first= as.factor(c("x", "y", "a", "b", "x", "z")), second=c(2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12))`. Write an R statement that will return the output 2, 4, 10, by using the variable `first` as an index vector.

Exercise 9
What will be the output for the R expression `(c(FALSE, TRUE)) || (c(TRUE, TRUE))`?

Exercise 10
Write an R expression that will return the positions of 3 and 7 in the vector `x <- c(1, 3, 6, 7, 3, 7, 8, 9, 3, 7, 2)`.