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    help with a percent of a percent? ;\

    if there was...a 1% chance that the can of drink i bought was a can of coke, and a 1% chance it was raining on any given day, what would the % chance be that i bought a can of coke on a rainy day? i was thinking, 0.001? but i'm not sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathryn View Post
    if there was...a 1% chance that the can of drink i bought was a can of coke, and a 1% chance it was raining on any given day, what would the % chance be that i bought a can of coke on a rainy day? i was thinking, 0.001? but i'm not sure
    Yes, that's correct. They are also independent

    I assume you got the answer by 1\% \times 1\% = 0.1 \times 0.1 = 0.01
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    1% x 1% = .01 x .01 = .0001
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