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ronholloway
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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.
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ronholloway Group Title
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 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The probability that something happens + the probability that something doesn't happen = 1
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heisenberg Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
if the probability that larry doesn't win the horse race is 5/8, what is the probability he wins?
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heisenberg Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
that doesn't seem right. it would equals 1  5/8
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heisenberg Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
1 could also be written as \(\frac{8}{8}\)
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ronholloway Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
is it 8/13
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heisenberg Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no, not that either. do you know how to subtract fractions? can you solve: \[\frac{8}{8}  \frac{5}{8} \]
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heisenberg Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
...wait i may be wrong :/ heh
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heisenberg Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
if 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)
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heisenberg Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
because 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.
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ronholloway Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok got it thanks alot
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