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# Homework Help: math

Posted by Jack on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 3:47pm.

If the probability of an event happening is 1/7, what are the odds against it happening? What is the ratio of the odds against the event?

• math - Bri, Monday, January 10, 2011 at 4:03pm

the odds that it wont happen are 7/7-1/7=6/7. so your answer is 6/7. I'm not sure what the ratio would be... perhaps 6:7

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• math - helper, Monday, January 10, 2011 at 4:07pm

if probability of an event happening is 1/7

and
if probability of an event not happening is 6/7

ratio of the odds against the event happening vs event happening is
6/7 : 1/7
so, 6 : 1

I am not a tutor

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