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Homework Help: Statistics

Posted by Razor on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 6:24pm.

In a blood clinic, each donor is asked to write on a piece of paper if they are HIV positive or not. To maintain privacy, before the donor writes on the paper, he throws a six-sided dice. If the dice is 6, then he is supposed to write “HIV Positive” regardless of whether he has HIV or not. For anything else on the dice, the donor is to write the truth. Based on past blood testing, 10% of the donors are HIV positive. If you observe the person writing “HIV positive”, what is the probability that he is telling the truth?

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