tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post6385482144020081895..comments2021-03-02T05:02:26.838-05:00Comments on Question of the day: Law and StatisticsAnonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-53097337804907147802010-06-09T09:42:24.442-04:002010-06-09T09:42:24.442-04:00I really like that last answer! Totally thinking ...I really like that last answer! Totally thinking outside the question. <br /><br />guessthelogo and reallyfatbloke have laid out great explanations, so I won't expand on them. I'll leave it to others to say if we need to calculate the odds of her being a manager or worker. <br /><br />In a stats class, sure. But in real life, I would hope the lawyer would have known what her position was! ;-)Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-14986308895762041082010-06-08T22:01:40.652-04:002010-06-08T22:01:40.652-04:00Ann had 0 chance, she was not amoung the 30 worker...Ann had 0 chance, she was not amoung the 30 workers.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-87286123551343315442010-06-08T14:34:20.682-04:002010-06-08T14:34:20.682-04:00I think it's a bit more complicated than that....I think it's a bit more complicated than that. The odds of Anne being picked equals:<br /><br />(the odds of her being a worker x the odds of a worker being picked) + (the odds of her being a manager x the odds of a manager being picked)<br /><br />In numbers that is:<br /><br />(2/3 x 3/20) + (1/3 x 2/10) = 1/10 + 2/30 = 1/6<br /><br />That's 0.16666666<br /><br />She never stood a chance!reallyfatblokehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17207224602405806815noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-42478676463535942022010-06-08T13:36:46.122-04:002010-06-08T13:36:46.122-04:0020% or .2
Assume, Anne is a worker then probabilit...20% or .2<br />Assume, Anne is a worker then probability of she getting selected is 3/20 = 0.15<br />Assume, she is a manager then probability is 2/10 = .2<br /><br />In best case scenario, the probability is 20%.<br /><b>www.guessthelogo.blogspot.com</b>www.guessthelogo.blogspot.comhttp://www.guessthelogo.blogspot.comnoreply@blogger.com