anonymous
  • anonymous
A=student is female B=student is majoring in Business The probability a business major is female P(B|A) The probability a female student is majoring in business P(A|B) correct?
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katieb
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Ermm, I think those are backwards, actually. B|A is read, "of B given A."
anonymous
  • anonymous
elaborate. My book agrees with you, but I still don't understand why I'm wrong.
anonymous
  • anonymous
For "The probability a business major is female" - you're looking for the probability of being female. That the person is a business major is already given.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
"The probability a business major is female" -given: person is a business major so B is given Therefore I say of "female" given "business major"
anonymous
  • anonymous
hhhmm....I guess that makes sense.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yep, these are called 'conditional probabilities;' you need to determine what the given condition is and that goes after the |.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you!
anonymous
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You're quite welcome.

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