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December 13th, 2012, 02:02 PM  #1  
Newbie Joined: Dec 2012 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Formulation of a Question  Probability
Hello, I'm new in this forum I'm not a native English speaker, so I apologize for any mistakes in advance. This problem was in my Mathematics test: Quote:
I say the question makes absolutely no sense, as all we know are the odds (conditioned for each cause) for all of the crewmembers to survive. 14/30 would be the propotion between the number of rescues with all people saved and the total number of rescues. I tried to explain my view to her, but she says she doesn't understand my problem with this question... Am I crazy or is she the one who seriously needs holidays?  
December 14th, 2012, 12:35 PM  #2  
Global Moderator Joined: May 2007 Posts: 6,583 Thanks: 610  Re: Formulation of a Question  Probability Quote:
As stated the problem is insoluble.  

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