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There are approximately 131,000 cases of colorectal cancer in the US each year ( data as of 1998). The US pop is approx 270 million. What's is the probability that a randomly selected person in the US will develop this type of cancer during a year? What method of assigning probabilities are you doing to make this determination?

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131,000/270,000,000 = ?
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