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August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014

Posted by **Mary** on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 7:25pm.

The age distribution of students at a community college is given below.

Age (years)

Under 21

21-25

26-30

31-35

Over 35

Number of students (f)

411

407

201

51

26

A student from the community college is selected at random. Find the conditional probability that the student is between 26 and 30 given that he or she is at least 26.

Of the 278 (201+51+26) students who are 26 or older, 201 are 26-30. That is a probability of 206/278 = 74.1%

I'm not sure I understand this. Why are we including 51, and 26 if there are only 201 students that are between 26-30. Where does 206 come from?

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