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By Richard J. Larsen, Morris L. Marx

ISBN-10: 0321693949

ISBN-13: 9780321693945

ISBN-10: 0321766563

ISBN-13: 9780321766564

Noted for its integration of real-world info and case reviews, this article bargains sound insurance of the theoretical elements of mathematical facts. The authors reveal how and while to exploit statistical tools, whereas reinforcing the calculus that scholars have mastered in earlier classes. all through the 5th Edition, the authors have extra and up-to-date examples and case reports, whereas additionally refining current gains that convey a transparent course from thought to practice.


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9. In the game of “odd man out” each player tosses a fair coin. If all the coins turn up the same except for one, the player tossing the different coin is declared the odd man out and is eliminated from the contest. Suppose that three people are playing. What is the probability that someone will be eliminated on the first toss? 10. An urn contains twenty-four chips, numbered 1 through 24. One is drawn at random. Let A be the event that the number is divisible by 2 and let B be the event that the number is divisible by 3.

The answer is not 12 . 1. By assumption, each of the four possible birth sequences—(b, b), (b, g), (g, b), and (g, g)—has a 14 probability of occurring. Let A be the event that both children are boys, and let B be the event that at least one child is a boy. 4 Conditional Probability 35 since A is a subset of B (so the overlap between A and B is just A). But A has one outcome {(b, b)} and B has three outcomes {(b, g), (g, b), (b, b)}. 1, then, gives P(A|B) = (1/4)/(3/4) = 1 3 Another correct approach is to go back to the sample space and deduce the value of P(A|B) from first principles.

Two dice are tossed. Assume that each possible outcome has a 361 probability. Let A be the event that the sum of the faces showing is 6, and let B be the event that the face showing on one die is twice the face showing on the other. Calculate P(A ∩ B C ). 17. Let A, B, and C be three events defined on a sample space, S. 18. Lucy is currently running two dot-com scams out of a bogus chatroom. She estimates that the chances of the first one leading to her arrest are one in ten; the “risk” associated with the second is more on the order of one in thirty.

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