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Another System of Linear Equations

Often the most difficult part of solving a system of equations problem is writing out the system from a word description. In this FAQ, we look at a complicated sounding problem and form a system of linear equations from the problem.

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This FAQ explores how to take a story problem and write it out as a system of linear equations.

How Do You Compute Conditional Probability From Data?

It easy to confuse conditional probability with probability of an intersection of two event. They are related! The probability of an event A given that event B has occurred is

The vertical bar | means “given” and the event after it is the event that has already occurred.

Let’s look at some data to determine how to find several different probabilities including conditional probability.

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