Date: Feb 3, 2013 9:37 PM Author: William Elliot Subject: Re: Percentage question 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.