MATH: PROBABILITIES
posted by Janel on .
You ask a neighbor to water a sickly plant while you are on vacation. Without water the plant will die with probability 0.85. With water it will die with probability 0.55. You are 89 % certain the neighbor will remember to water the plant.
You come back from the vacation and the plant is dead. What is the probability the neighbor forgot to water it?

Well....
I am not %100 percent sure, but I think I have got the right answer.
10089%=11%
Then, 85% of 11% is 9% (rounded)
So I would say 9% 
Does this question come form a section in your course called Markov's chains?
if so, then set up a transition matrix with 2 columns called Die, Live and
two rows called water, no water
that would be
.85 .15
.55 .45
multiply that by
.11 .89  did water is last number
to get
.58 .417
so there is a 58% chance your neighbour forgot to water. 
both of you are wrong...

any one know the answer:(?

You need to use the rule of BAYES and the theorem of total probability.