AP BIOLOGY

HEREDITY

BASICS OF PROBABILITY

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The Right to Health lobby claims that the probability of getting an erroneous medical laboratory report is 0.40, based on a random sample of 200 laboratory reports, of which 80 were erroneous.
 A Intuition B Relative frequency/ Experience C Equally likely outcomes
Explanation:

Detailed explanation-1: -Definition: Probability is a numerical measure between 0 and 1 (0%-100%) that describes the likelihood that an event will occur. Probabilities closer to 0 indicate that an event is less likely to occur. Probabilities closer to 1 indicate that the event is more likely to occur. occurrence in a sample of n observations.

Detailed explanation-2: -In epidemiology, probability theory is used to understand the relationship between exposures and the risk of health effects.

Detailed explanation-3: -Applications. Probability theory is applied in everyday life in risk assessment and modeling. The insurance industry and markets use actuarial science to determine pricing and make trading decisions. Governments apply probabilistic methods in environmental regulation, entitlement analysis, and financial regulation.

Detailed explanation-4: -Probability is the branch of mathematics that studies the possible outcomes of given events together with the outcomes’ relative likelihoods and distributions.

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