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Posted by **Jen** on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 11:22am.

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**, Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 11:29amThe 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**, Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 11:39am1523816/303824640 = 0.005

1 - 0.005 = 0.995 or would it be 0.990 when rounded to the nearest thousandth?

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**Reiny**, Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 11:52amYou 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**, Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 12:03pmoh okay...thank you Reiny for your help :)

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