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the odds against lounging larry winning the horse race are 5:8. determine the probability that lounging larry wins the horse race.
 2 years ago
the odds against lounging larry winning the horse race are 5:8. determine the probability that lounging larry wins the horse race.

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heisenberg
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The probability that something happens + the probability that something doesn't happen = 1

heisenberg
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1if the probability that larry doesn't win the horse race is 5/8, what is the probability he wins?

heisenberg
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1that doesn't seem right. it would equals 1  5/8

heisenberg
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.11 could also be written as \(\frac{8}{8}\)

heisenberg
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1no, not that either. do you know how to subtract fractions? can you solve: \[\frac{8}{8}  \frac{5}{8} \]

heisenberg
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1...wait i may be wrong :/ heh

heisenberg
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1if the odds that larry loses are 5:8 then that means the probability he loses is 5/13, I believe. which would make 8/13 correct (what you said initially)

heisenberg
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1because odds means x:y where x is one outcome and y is another. probably is x/y where x is one outcome and y is all possible outcomes.

ronholloway
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok got it thanks alot
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