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Topic: Percentage question
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Re: Percentage question
Posted: Feb 4, 2013 7:48 AM
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> On Sun, 3 Feb 2013, Anonymous wrote:

> > I heard that lie dector results are correct 53 to 47%.

> You heard wrong. If you heard correctly, it could have been
> "lie dector results are correct 47 to 53% of the time".

> > Am I correct in saying that this means that there is a 3% chance of the
> > test being right and a 97% chance of it being wrong?

> No. It indicates that lie decetors results are right about half the time.

Ok thanks. In other words, the results may be right or they may
be wrong. :)

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