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Please help! Thank you. You work at a candle factory of the 3076 candles shipped 567 have a defect. What is the experimental probability that a candle has a defect? Write your answer as a percent, to the nearest tenth of a percent. 18.4% 18.0% 16.2% 15.6%

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  1. JoannaBlackwelder
    • one year ago
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    Probability is number of what you are looking to occur/total occurrences and that fraction times 100

  2. JoannaBlackwelder
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    So, we are looking for the probability of the defect.

  3. JoannaBlackwelder
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    What is the number of candles with a defect?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @JoannaBlackwelder 567

  5. JoannaBlackwelder
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    Right, and what is the total number of candles?

  6. anonymous
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    3076

  7. JoannaBlackwelder
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    Nice :-) So, can you plug that into the formula I gave?

  8. anonymous
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    So that would be 3076 * 567 * 100?

  9. JoannaBlackwelder
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    No, it is (number of candles with a defect/total candles)*100

  10. anonymous
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    Ohh okay, so 567 / 3076 * 100 which is 18.4% ?

  11. JoannaBlackwelder
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    Yep :-)

  12. anonymous
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    @JoannaBlackwelder Thank you so much for your help. :)

  13. JoannaBlackwelder
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    You're welcome!

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @JoannaBlackwelder Sorry, can you help me with one more?

  15. JoannaBlackwelder
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    Sure, but open a new question, please. Ang tag me.

  16. JoannaBlackwelder
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    *And

  17. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    okay, sure

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