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Real estate ads suggest that 63% of homes for sale have garages, 21% have pools, and 18% have both features. What is the probability that a home for sale has:
a) A pool or garage?
b) Neither a pool or garage?
c) A pool but no garage?
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mariomintchev Group Title
Stats Question Real estate ads suggest that 63% of homes for sale have garages, 21% have pools, and 18% have both features. What is the probability that a home for sale has: a) A pool or garage? b) Neither a pool or garage? c) A pool but no garage?
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For a I have to use the formula: P(A) + P(B)  P(A n B) =
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dw:1346193475482:dw
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mariomintchev Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yeah, my teacher drew that out for us today. I don't really get what goes in the formula for part a though.
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Polrek Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So the entire garage circle is 63% and the entire Pool circle is 21%. But these two percentages also contain the percentage of houses which have both. So you should add together the 63% and the 21%, and subtract the 18%, which is the intersection of A and B.
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Polrek Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1346193785276:dw
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mariomintchev Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeah i see that now.
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dw:1346193816687:dw
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mariomintchev Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
for b, do i take 37 + 79 and then subtract 82?
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mariomintchev Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
or am i off?
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Polrek Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I think you should just take the complement of your answer to A.
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Polrek Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
66% of houses have either a pool or a garage, so (10.66) = 0.44 will have none of these.
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mariomintchev Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
that's not it
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mariomintchev Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i am given this formula though: P(A)=1P(A^c)
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Polrek Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yeah, so 1P(A)' = P(A), and this works the other way. 1P(A) = P(A)'
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mariomintchev Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
it's 0.34. you subtracted wrong.
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Polrek Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Haha oh dear, more coffee required. Sorry. Do you get the idea though?
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mariomintchev Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeah, i'm getting it slowly but surely. this is my first time taking stats and i just started, so i'm getting used to it.
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Polrek Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
My advice is to get the hang of drawing those Venn Diagrams. They are really helpful.
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mariomintchev Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
can you help me with part c too?
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mariomintchev Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hello?
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Polrek Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
This area, right? dw:1346194888234:dw
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mariomintchev Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
is it 0.210.18?
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mariomintchev Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
sweet :)
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