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January 3rd, 2009, 06:07 PM   #1
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Bayes's Theorem Question Answer Check

An appliance store purchases electric ranges from 2 companies. From company A, 500 ranges are purchased, and 2% are defective. From company B, 850 ranges are purchased, and 2% are defective. Given that a range is defective, find the probability that it came from company B.

My Answer= .63
Answer in Textbook= .531
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Re: Bayes's Theorem Question Answer Check

I agree with your answer. There are 17 and 10 defective ranges, so 17/27 is the probability required.
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Re: Bayes's Theorem Question Answer Check

Thanks for your help
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