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Probability

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From: Pat Ballew (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Mar 27, 2001 at 16:13:30
Subject: Re: Probability

The probability of two independent events is the product of their
independent probabilities... Call the people A and B.  Since the
probability that A does not suffer side effects is (1-.06)=.94 and the
probability for B is exactly the same, the probability that NEITHER suffers
side effects is just .94 * .94

For three people it would be .94^3 etc.  This is a single result from a
more general idea called the binomial theorem.

You might want to read the Dr. math FAQ about probability as it could
give you more depth about this non-trivial subject.

Here is the URL:

Introduction to Probability
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.prob.intro.html

Good luck

 -Pat Ballew, for the T2T service




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