posted by Jen .
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
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??
The probability that a randomly selected U.S. resident did live in Idaho
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
1523816/303824640 = 0.005
1 - 0.005 = 0.995 or would it be 0.990 when rounded to the nearest thousandth?
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
oh okay...thank you Reiny for your help :)