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Topic: Percentage question
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Re: Percentage question
Posted: Feb 4, 2013 8:01 PM
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On Feb 3, 6:37 pm, William Elliot <ma...@panix.com> wrote:
> 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.

-truth=-6%+truth,MUSAATOV



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