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October 26, 2014

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statistics - conditional probability
Event A has probability 0.9 of occurring. Event B has 0.2 chance of occurring if, and only if, event A has occurred. What is the overall probability that event B will occur? I'm so confused. This seems so simple, I'm not sure why I can't reason through it. They're not ...
September 25, 2013 by Pam

statistics - conditional probability
Event A has probability 0.9 of occurring. Event B has 0.2 chance of occurring if, and only if, event A has occurred. What is the overall probability that event B will occur? I'm so confused. This seems so simple, I'm not sure why I can't reason through it. They're not ...
September 25, 2013 by Pam

PROBABILITY MATH
a spinner has regions numbered through 1-21 what is the probability that the spinner will stop on an even number or a multiple of 3.. I am confused. I keep coming up with 17/21 but the real answer is 2/3 how how how ?
November 2, 2011 by HM

Math
Can somebody help me with the following probability question? There is none like it to refer to in my textbook and I am confused. Explain how you would determine the probability that a given household in your community is watching the 10:00m tv news on a Wednesday night?
June 18, 2011 by Michelle

probability - confused
A fair, six-sided die is rolled eight times, to form an eight-digit number. What is the probability that the resulting number is a multiple of 8? Express your answer as a common fraction. I think the last 3 digits have to be divisible by 8 to be a multiple of 8...
November 20, 2012 by confused

Math
A marble is drawn from a bag containing four white, three red, and two blue marbles. Without replacing the first marble, a second marble is drawn. a. Draw a two stage outcome tree for this experiment. b. Turn the outcome tree into a probability tree diagram by labeling all of ...
April 24, 2014 by Lisa

Statistics
Need major help on this one. Sooo confused... Binomial distribution to solve the problems. There is a 60 percent probability that a store will sell one of Red bags to any customer who comes into the shop and views the bags. Out of the next 7 people who come into the shop, what...
August 24, 2008 by Student

statistics
The below table shows the probabilities generated by rolling one die 50 times and noting the up face. What is the probability of getting an odd up face? roll 1 Probability 0.22 roll2 probability 0.10 roll 3 probability 0.18 roll 4 probability 0.12 roll 5 probability 0.18 roll ...
May 3, 2012 by sc

math probability
this is a probability question... Suppose you are asked to choose a whole number between 1 and 13 inclusive. (a) what is the probability that it is odd?...7/13 (b) What is the probability that it is even?...6/13 (c) what is the probability that it is a multiple of 3?...4/13 (d...
December 18, 2008 by joe

Statistics
It's a simple question I am just so confused with this discrete probability distribution. The question is: In the New Jersey Pick 3 game, you pay $.50 to select a sequence of three digits, such as 911. If you play this game once every day, find the probability of winning ...
March 24, 2011 by Norilyn

Help with math
I am stuck on a probability question. Please help and tell me the easiest way to find the answer to this.. I am confused and keep getting 5/6 A fair die is rolled..what is the probability of rolling an odd number or a number less than 3? the actual answer is 2/3.. tell me how ...
November 2, 2011 by HM

HELP MATH
I am stuck on a probability question. Please help and tell me the easiest way to find the answer to this.. I am confused and keep getting 5/6 A fair die is rolled..what is the probability of rolling an odd number or a number less than 3? the actual answer is 2/3.. tell me how...
November 2, 2011 by HM

Computer Science (MATLAB)
Given a vector of values of zeros and ones such as [1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0] I'm asked to, given a probability provided by the user, use that probability to change the values in the vector using that probability. For example given the vector [0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1] and probability .2 ...
October 18, 2011 by Jhon

Probability
1 a) What is the probability of you drawing three face cards from a well shuffled deck if you keep each card you draw? Since there are 12/52 face cards would it be first 12/52, then 11/51 then 10/50? I am confused about this b) What is the probability of you drawing three face...
June 5, 2011 by Andrew

Math
In an experiment, the probability of the event E is known to be .4. Also the probability of the event F is .8,and the probability of E∪F is 1. i) Compute the probability of these events: P(E∩F)= P(E-F)= ii) Suppose the experiment is run twice in succession. What ...
April 21, 2011 by Tracy

Math
A spinner has numbers 1-16 on it. Probability of 6? 1/16 Probability not 6 15/16 Probability even number 8/16 Probability multiple of 3 5/16? Probability not a multiple of 3 11/16?
November 28, 2012 by Jerald

Finite Math
An urn contains sixteen red balls and seventeen white balls. A sample of three balls is selected at random and the number of red balls observed. Determine the probability distribution for this experiment: Number of Red Balls/Probability 0...Probability=? 1...Probability=? 2......
April 5, 2012 by Amanda

Math
If the odds in favor of an event A are 3 to 1, what is the probability associated with event A occurring? I am so confused with this question could you show me how I could solve it?
August 22, 2009 by sam

math-probability
The Probability that Jodi makes a basket when playing basketball is .50, Jamalís probability is .80 and Patís is .75. What is the probability that all three make a basket?
November 30, 2009 by GG

Biology
I'm confused on the rule of multiplication and the rule of addition. When do I use each to determine the probability of a genetic trait being inherited.
March 4, 2012 by Peter

Math
Your teacher has a large box containing an equal number of red and blue folders. There are 24 students in your class. The teacher passes out folders at random. Ten students recieve a red folder. Compare the experimental probability of recieving a red folder with the ...
October 27, 2010 by Tori

math
Referring to the figure, think about first picking a card and then rolling the die. Give the probability in simplest form. P(A, 1) = ____ i am confused with this problem.. please help?
April 5, 2012 by Cheril

Math Probability
If the probability that event A will happen is 1/4 and the probability of A not happening is 3/4, find the probability that event A happens 3 times out of 7 experiments
April 16, 2012 by Antonio

Please help! im so confused!
You draw two cards from a well-shuffled deck of 52 cards. After you draw the first card, you do not replace it in the deck. The probability of drawing the ace of diamonds on your first draw is 1/52. What is the probability of P(get king of clubs on second draw | get ace of ...
May 4, 2013 by algebra 2

Math - Statistics
I roll 12 4-sided dice. What is the probability that I roll at least one 2? What is the probability that I roll exactly three 2s? So i take it, on any give roll, the probability of rolling a 2 is .25 (25%); the probability of rolling something else must be .75 The probability ...
March 29, 2007 by Lauren

Probability Math
Event A has probability of 0.2 and event B has probability of 0.3. If they are independent, what is the probability that both of them happen? I can't remember how to do this one.
September 29, 2013 by Alex

Math
10. A coin is loaded so that the probability of heads is 0.55 and the probability of tails is 0.45, Suppose the coin is tossed twice and the results of tosses are independent. a.What is the probability of obtaining exactly two heads? b.What is the probability of obtaining no ...
March 2, 2014 by Renee

PreCalculus
How do you find the probability of three events happening at the same time? Please walk me through the steps. If you are in ship and get hit by lightning the probability is 1/100000. And the probability of falling down into the ocean and getting eaten by a shark is 100/100000...
July 30, 2014 by Emma

statistics
Suppose that each unit of a system is up with probability 2/3 and down with probability 1/3. Different units are independent. For each one of the systems shown below, calculate the probability that the whole system is up (that is, that there exists a path from the left end to ...
February 17, 2014 by sam

math
In a game, a player tosses a coin 4 times. If the player gets 3 or 4 heads, he/she wins. What is the theoretical probability of winning this game? I just need to know the outcomes. I don't know how to get them. Please and Thank you. Coin 1: 50% Heads Coin 2: 50% Heads Coin 3: ...
May 30, 2007 by Angela

Statistics
Event A occurs with probability 0.1 and event B with probability 0.5 A) What is the maximum probability that the intersection of A and B can have? B) What is the minimum probability that the intersection of A and B can have? C) If it is know that P(A complement and B ...
September 6, 2014 by Rebekah

math-Probability
In a certain manufacturing process the probability of a type I defect is 0.21, the probability of a type II defect is 0.31, and the probability of having both types of defects is 0.01. Find the probability of having neither type of defect.
March 16, 2012 by Emma

statistics
For any married couple who are members of a squash club, the probability that the husband has a degree is 2/4 and the probability that the wife has a degree is 1/4. The probability that the husband has a degree given that his wife has a degree is 3/9. A married couple is ...
December 3, 2011 by Nabiha

12th grade
one type of probability used everyday is: a)experienced probability b)scientific probability c)frequency of occurence d)none of the above
December 15, 2010 by david

math
Referring to the figure, think about first picking a card and then rolling the die. Give the probability in simplest form. P(A, 1) = ____ the figure has 1 A,2 B, 3 C, and a 6 side cube. i am confused with this problem.. please help?
April 5, 2012 by Cheril

business
suppose that al knows that the probability of an investigation is 0.70 how low must the probability of water's completing its research on time be so that the probability of litres being awarded the contract is at least 0.65?
December 24, 2012 by vinoth

statistics/probability
in testing a new drug. researchers found that 20% of all patients using it will have a mild side effect. a random sample of 14 patients using the drug is selected. find the probability that: a) exactly three will have mild side effects. b) at least four will have this mild ...
October 23, 2010 by mary- please check calculations.

Probability
When I swing at a nail, I drive it all the way in with probability 1/2. With probability 1/4, I hit it half-way in, and with 1/4 probability I miss it entirely. I'm pretty sure that if I swing 4 times at a nail, I'll get it all the way in almost all the time. Let's see if I'm ...
November 10, 2013 by Halp

Math/157
A human gene carries a certain disease from the mother to the child with a probability rate of 53%. That is, there is a 53% chance that the child becomes infected with the disease. Suppose a female carrier of the gene has three children. Assume that the infections of the three...
March 20, 2010 by anony

Algebra/Probability
Suppose that you toss a coin and roll a die. What is the probability of obtaining tails or a six? (Enter the probability as a fraction.) I came up with 1/6 which does not sound right thank you for you time on this Holiday
May 26, 2014 by Mary Ann

probability and statistics I NEED HELP
The MSU basketball team is playing OU. If the probability that MSU wins the game is 0.68 and the probability that OU wins is 0.27. 1. Find the probability that MSU or OU wins. 2. Find the Probability that there is a tie.
May 11, 2011 by Emily

probability-April
The probability that a student passes Mathematics is 2/3 and the probability that he passes English is 4/9. If the probability that he will pass at least one subject is 4/5, then what is the probability that he will pass (i) Both the subjects? (ii) Exactly one of the subjects...
April 18, 2013 by Anonymous

Math-Probability
Hello, I'm trying to figure out this probability problem. Can anyone help walk me through? Thank you so much!! A box contains 10 green, 2 red, 7 yellow, and 6 blue marbles. Four marbles are drawn from the box without replacement. a) What is the probability that all four ...
August 7, 2009 by Marie

Confused
We are doing distributive properties. Ex: 0.5(4m+3)-0.2(6m+1) OKay so is that minus 0.2 or negative 0.2. I'm so confused. Is this how you would simplify it? 2m+1.5-1.2+0.2 Help me please and thank you.
September 16, 2009 by Wynter

math
you take a three-question multiple-choice test.each question has four choices.you dont know any of the answers. what is the experimental probability that you will guess exactly two out of three correctly please help me i am confused
April 21, 2010 by Katherine

math
you take a three-question multiple-choice test.each question has four choices.you dont know any of the answers. what is the experimental probability that you will guess exactly two out of three correctly please help me i am confused
April 21, 2010 by Katherine

probability
Suppose the probability of surviving for 5 years after being diagnosed with a particular cancer is 0.60; and the probability of surviving 10 years is 0.20. If a person survives 5 years, what is the probability that she will survive 10 years.
July 13, 2014 by Anonymous

statistics
Let a random variable be distributed as shown below X=x : 0,1,2,3,4,5,6 P(x): .1 .09 .2 .15 .16 .2 (a) Find the probability p(6) (b) Find the probability P(3< X < 5) (c) Find the probability P(X < 4) (d) Find the probability P(X > 2)
September 17, 2011 by kim wallace

Probability
A loaded die has the property that the probability of throwing an odd number is three time the probability of throwing an even number. If the even number are equally likely to appear, find the probability of rolling either a 3 or a 6.
June 10, 2013 by A loaded die

probability
A stock market analyst figures the probabilities that two related stocks, A and B, will go up in price. She finds the probability that A will go up to be 0.6 and the probability that both stocks will go up to be 0.4 What should be her estimate of the probability that stock B ...
July 7, 2013 by sarah

Statistics - Central Limit Theorem
Actually I'm asking this question because I found my answer for the HW question somewhat weird, but I still can't determine where did I make mistakes. Given: A basketball player can score on a particular shot with p = 0.3. Let S be the number of successes out of 25 independent...
January 17, 2012 by Cecile

Determining Probabilities
When would you expect the experimental probability of an event to be closest to its theoretical probability? When the results of 10 trials were used in calculating the theoretical probability When the results of 10 trials were used in calculating the experimental probability ...
February 18, 2014 by Jamar

ap statistics
In hypothesis testing, β is the probability of committing an error of Type II. The power of the test, 1 - β, is then: A. the probability of failing to reject H0. B. the probability of rejecting H0 when HA is true C. the probability of failing to reject H0 when H0 is ...
April 24, 2014 by emma

probability and statistics
The MSU basketball team is playing OU. If the probability that MSU wins the game is 0.68 and the probability that OU wins is 0.27. 1. Find the probability that MSU or OU wins. 2. Find the Probability that there is a tie.
May 11, 2011 by Emily

Economics/Math
1. Assume that q and z are two random variables that are perfectly positively correlated. q takes the value of 20 with probability 0.5 and the value of zero with probability 0.5, while z takes the value of 10 with probability 0.5 and the value of zero with probability 0.5. ...
December 5, 2009 by Susan

math
The Probability that Jodi makes a basket when playing basketball is .50, Jamalís probability is .80 and Patís is .75. What is the probability that all three make a basket?
November 18, 2009 by Kylie Castaneda

math
The Probability that Jodi makes a basket when playing basketball is .50, Jamalís probability is .80 and Patís is .75. What is the probability that all three make a basket?
November 18, 2009 by CLA

Math - Probability
A developer can buy a piece of property that will produce a profit of $16,000 with probability .7, or a loss of $9000 with probability .3. What is the expected profit?
December 7, 2009 by Stephanie

english
is it right when we say am confused or i am in confusion or confused ?
November 25, 2010 by JJ

probability maths
Jim rolls a dice twice. The dice is biased so the probability of getting a six is one quarter. WHat is the probability that he gets two sixes
January 30, 2010 by Latika

Math 221 Week3
A probability experiment consists of rolling a 6 sided die. Find the probability of the event below: rolling a number less than 3? The probability is
September 15, 2014 by Carolyn

probability
hi! how would you figure out a problem where you are given a probability of success for 12 people and you are trying to find the probability of success for 1 person?
December 8, 2009 by ali

Probability & Statistics
A basketball player shoots free throws and makes them with probability 1/3. What is the probability the player will miss three in a row?
July 29, 2010 by anonymous

probability
The probability that patient recovers from a delicate heart operation is 0.9. What is the probability that exactly 5 of the next 7 patients having this operation survive?
August 30, 2010 by jim

statistics
1)Let X have a normal distribution with mean 6 and standard deviation 3. a) What is the probability that X > 8.7 2)What is the probability that X<0? 3)What is the probability that |X-6| > 1.9 ? I have got so far: P(Z > 0.9) but I do not know where to go from here! ...
October 7, 2012 by rachel

statistics - probability
A total of 16 mice are sent down a maze, one by one. From previous experience, it is believed that the probability a mouse turns right is .38 a) What is the probability that 8 or fewer turn right? b) What is the probability that 8 or more turn right? c) What is the probability...
October 12, 2012 by andy

maths-probability
A family has four children. The probability of having a girl is 1/2. What is the probability of having 2 girls followed by 2 boys?
April 16, 2008 by louis

statistics
The power of a significance test for a particular value of the parameter is computed to be 0.93. Which statement below is true? a) The probability of committing a Type I error is 0.07. b) The probability of committing a Type I error is 0.93. c) The probability of committing a ...
April 17, 2012 by Anna

Math
ok so i'm kinda sort of confused... I had this for a equation X^2 + 4X - 1 = 0 and then I was like zero??? zero... really zero... hmm... X^2 + 4X - 1 = dy ???????? That zero does represent when Y equals zero correct??? this allows us to solve for X OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wait so I'm...
January 3, 2010 by Kate

probability
John has 3 unique coins such that the probability of obtaining a head when the coin is flipped is 1/10, 2/10 and 3/10, respectively. If he flips each of the 3 coins once, the probability that at least 1 heads appears is p. What is the value of 1000p?
February 10, 2013 by john

Probability
If you pick a card at random from a well shuffled deck, what is the probability that you get a face card or a spade? a) 3/26 is that correct In one town, 336% of all voters are Democrats. If two voters are randomly selected for a survey find the probability that they are both ...
December 4, 2006 by David

Chemistry CONFUSED
Ok I'm really confused on the question I asked how many CO2 molecules can be made with 0.500 mol of oxygen atoms. Please help with setting this up
September 29, 2011 by Monique

math
Suppose the probability that a construction company will be awarded certain contract is .25, the probability that it will be awarded a second contract is .21, and the probability that it will get both contracts is .13. What is the probability that the company will win at least...
October 19, 2007 by crissy

stat
Three coins are tossed, and the number of heads observed is recorded. (Give your answers as fractions.) (a) Find the probability for 0 heads. (b) Find the probability for 1 head. (c) Find the probability for 2 heads. (d) Find the probability for 3 heads.
July 6, 2012 by jilla

Statistics
A total of 16 mice are sent down a maze, one by one. From previous experience, it is believed that the probability a mouse turns right is .38 a) What is the probability that exactly 8 of these 16 mice turn right? b) What is the probability that 8 or fewer turn right? c) What ...
October 12, 2012 by please help

Statistics
I'm confused about significance tests. I've tried to look up what it means for the p to be less than the alpha but none of the explanations made sense. I understand that the alpha is the probability of wrongly rejecting the null hypothesis but I'm not sure about the t and p ...
December 8, 2009 by Sam

probability. review questions
1)what is the probability that a seven-digit phone number has one or more repeated digits? 2) five letters, with repetition allowed, are selected from the alphabet. what is the probability that none is repeated?
July 28, 2010 by sha

Probability
A nickel is flipped and a dime is flipped. 1. What is the probability of obtaining exactly one head? A bag contains five balls numbered 0 through 4. Two balls are chosen at random in succession. The first ball is replaced before the second is chosen. 1. What is the probability...
February 7, 2013 by Kyle

math-probability
A student claims that if a fair coin is tossed and comes up heads 5 times in a row, then, according to the law of averages, the probability of tails on the next toss is greater than the probability of heads. What is your reply?
April 19, 2010 by jennifer

Statistics
If red has a probability of occurrence of .70 and black has a probability of occurrence of .30 and they are the only choices what is the probability that you pick the right color 10 out of 10 times and what is the standard deviation. I keep getting (.70*.50) + (.30*.50) = .50...
February 11, 2012 by Joe D.

Math: Probability
I need help. Here's the queston. Julia has 3 red marbles, 4 blues,3 yellow and 6 black in a bag. She takes one out at random. The probability its black ___ The probability its yellow ___ The probability it isnt red ___
February 28, 2009 by Mark

Probability
Suppose that an unfair coin comes up heads 54.1% of the time. The coin is flipped a total of 13 times. a) What is the probability that you get exactly 6 heads? b) What is the probability that you get exactly 6 tails? c) What is the probability that you get at most 9 tails?
February 24, 2012 by Vikki

Probability
You have a sample space of 2 events called A and B. From your experimental observations you determine the probability of A or B {i.e. P(A or B)} to be 71%. You also conclusively determine that the probability of A is 30% and the joint probability of both events occurring is 19...
June 30, 2012 by DLCS

math
Carolyn tested a coin to see if it was evenly weighted. She flipped the coin 100 times and came up with 42 heads and 58 tails. How does the relative frequency of tails to heads compare to the probability of tails in this experiment? A. The relative frequency is the same as the...
June 8, 2013 by bubbie

math (probability)
The probability that it will be rainy on Monday is 7/10. The probability that it will be windy on Monday is 6/10. These events are independent. What is the probability that it will be rainy or windy on Monday?: * a.21/50 b.29/50 c.22/25 d.3/25 Please respond to the question ...
September 22, 2007 by --

probability
Two six-sided dice each have the numbers 1 through 6 on their faces. Neither die is fair, but they are both weighted the same. The probability of rolling a certain number on one die is given in the table below: # 1 2 3 4 5 6 probability 1/6 1/6 1/9 ? 2/9 ? If the probability ...
March 8, 2013 by Anonymous

probability
John has 3 unique coins such that the probability of obtaining a head when the coin is flipped is 110, 210 and 310, respectively. If he flips each of the 3 coins once, the probability that at least 1 heads appears is p. What is the value of 1000p?
February 10, 2013 by john

Genetics
Phenylketonuria, a Metabolic disease in humans, is caused by a recessive allele, k. If two heterozygotes marry and plan a family of six children: a)what is the probability that all will be unaffected? b)what is the probability that three will be unaffected and three will be ...
September 2, 2011 by Tommy

Chemistry
Help please am kind of confused on this problem, am mostly confused on what state the products will be. Find net ionic equation? 2Al(s)+ 3CuCl3(aq)-> 2AlCl3(?)+ 2Cu(?)
October 4, 2010 by John

Economics/Statistics
1. Assume that q and z are two random variables that are perfectly positively correlated. q takes the value of 20 with probability 0.5 and the value of zero with probability 0.5, while z takes the value of 10 with probability 0.5 and the value of zero with probability 0.5. ...
December 6, 2009 by Susan

statistics
Assume a binomial probability distribution has p = .60 and n = 200. a)What are the mean and standard deviation (to 2 decimals)? b)Why can the normal probability distribution be used to approximate this binomial distribution? c)What is the probability of 100 to 110 successes (...
April 5, 2014 by Vanessa

Probability
7. The random variable X is distributed normally with a mean of 12.46 and variance of 13.11. You collect a random sample of size 37. a. What is the probability that your sample mean is between 12 and 13? b. What is the probability that a single observation is between 12 and 13...
October 27, 2013 by John

Math-Probability
Consider a collection of biased coins, each showing Heads with probability and Tails with probability , independently of the others. The coins are tossed and all coins showing Heads are collected together and tossed again. Write down an expression for the probability mass ...
January 22, 2012 by sand

Math-Probability
Consider a collection of n biased coins, each showing Heads with probability p and Tails with probability 1-p , independently of the others. The coins are tossed and all coins showing Heads are collected together and tossed again. Write down an expression for the probability ...
January 22, 2012 by sand

Math-Probability
Consider a collection of n biased coins, each showing Heads with probability p and Tails with probability 1-p , independently of the others. The coins are tossed and all coins showing Heads are collected together and tossed again. Write down an expression for the probability ...
January 24, 2012 by sand

statistics
I have an ordianry deck of 52 cards, which has 26 red and 26 black cards. A friend shuffles the deck and draws cards at random, replacing the card and reshuffling after each guess. I attempt to guess the color of each card. A. what is the probability that I guess the color ...
March 9, 2008 by virginia

math answer check
x is a binomial random variable. (Give your answers correct to three decimal places.) (a) Calculate the probability of x for: n = 1, x = 0, p = 0.15 P(x) = Changed: Your submitted answer was incorrect. 0.15 x 0 = 0 . (b) Calculate the probability of x for: n = 3, x = 3, p = 0....
June 1, 2013 by Nora 57

probability problem
A box contains 6 green, 8 red, 5 yellow, and 10 blue marbles. Four marbles are drawn from the box at the same time. a) What is the probability that all four marbles are the same color? b) What is the probability that none of the marbles is blue? c) What is the probability that...
February 24, 2012 by Sam

Elmentary math
Can someone please help me explaim this question to one of my classmates she asked me this question and I don't know what to tell her. Thanks I am having a tough time grasping odds. I get it confused with probability. Can you explain it to me. Sometimes our teacher and our ...
July 29, 2009 by Emory

Statistics
Using formula P(x) = x/15 For each of the values x = 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. a. probability distribution of x. b. Show that the probability distribution of x satisfies the properties of a discrete probability distribution. c. mean of x. sketch the two specified normal curves on the...
October 26, 2009 by Chinadoll

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