# Math

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

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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1. 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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posted by Reiny
2. 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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posted by Jen
3. 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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posted by Reiny
4. oh okay...thank you Reiny for your help :)

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