Posted by Jen on .
According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the total 2008 U.S. population was 303,824,640. The chart below summarizes the 2008 population for five U.S. States.
U. S. State 2008 Population
Alaska 686,293
California 36,756,666
Hawaii 1,288,198
Idaho 1,523,816
Indiana 6,376,792
SOURCE: U. S. Census Bureau
What is the probability that a randomly selected U.S. resident did not live in Idaho? Show step by step work. Round solution to the nearest thousandth.
Would it be 1/1523816 = 0.000000656??

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Reiny,
The probability that a randomly selected U.S. resident did live in Idaho
= 1523816/303824640
so the probability that a randomly selected U.S. resident did not live in Idaho
= 1  1523816/303824640
I will leave the arithmetic up to you 
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Jen,
1523816/303824640 = 0.005
1  0.005 = 0.995 or would it be 0.990 when rounded to the nearest thousandth? 
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Reiny,
You would have to look at the 4th decimal which you did not show.
On my calculator, I got
.9949 , so to the nearest thousandth that would be
.995 
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Jen,
oh okay...thank you Reiny for your help :)