Hey asilvester635.
If you haven't got the whole answer, can you calculate the probabilities P(Has Steroids|Positive Result), P(Has Steroids|Negative Result), P(No Steroids|Positive Result) and P(No Steroids|Negative Result)?
A company has developed a drug test to detect steroid use by athletes. The test is accurate 95% of the time when an athlete has taken steroids. It is 97% accu- rate when an athlete hasn't taken steroids. Suppose that the drug test will be used in a population of athletes in which 10% have actually taken steroids. Let's choose an athlete at random and administer the drug test.
Question:
(a) Suppose that the chosen athlete tests positive. What's the probability that he or she actually used steroids? Show your work.
Hey asilvester635.
If you haven't got the whole answer, can you calculate the probabilities P(Has Steroids|Positive Result), P(Has Steroids|Negative Result), P(No Steroids|Positive Result) and P(No Steroids|Negative Result)?