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Probability: what is difference between two Q's?

Postby daivinhtran on Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:50 pm

Probability Math ???

....................Male ......Female ....Total
Algebra...........21..........13____....34
Geometry.......34 ____..... 26 ___....60
Total............55_____......39____...94

The question is
1,What is the probability that a student is male given that he prefers Algebra?
2,Find the probability of selecting someone who prefers ALgebra and is male.

What is the different betwen 2 question??
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Re: Probability: what is difference between two Q's?  TOPIC_SOLVED

Postby maggiemagnet on Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:17 pm

daivinhtran wrote:....................Male ......Female ....Total
Algebra...........21..........13____....34
Geometry.......34 ____..... 26 ___....60
Total............55_____......39____...94

The question is
1,What is the probability that a student is male given that he prefers Algebra?
2,Find the probability of selecting someone who prefers ALgebra and is male.

What is the different betwen 2 question??

For question 2, you need to find the probability of picking somebody male with an algebra preference, out of the total of 94 people. So look for how many males prefer algebra, and divide by the total number of people.

For question 1, you need to start not with all the people, but only with those who prefer algebra. How many is this? Then find the probability that the person is male. How many is this? Divide to find your answer.
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Re: Probability: what is difference between two Q's?

Postby daivinhtran on Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:42 am

maggiemagnet wrote:
daivinhtran wrote:....................Male ......Female ....Total
Algebra...........21..........13____....34
Geometry.......34 ____..... 26 ___....60
Total............55_____......39____...94

The question is
1,What is the probability that a student is male given that he prefers Algebra?
2,Find the probability of selecting someone who prefers ALgebra and is male.

What is the different betwen 2 question??

For question 2, you need to find the probability of picking somebody male with an algebra preference, out of the total of 94 people. So look for how many males prefer algebra, and divide by the total number of people.

For question 1, you need to start not with all the people, but only with those who prefer algebra. How many is this? Then find the probability that the person is male. How many is this? Divide to find your answer.



So, I do like
21/55 or 21/34
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