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    Government data on job-related deaths assign a single occupation to each death that occurs in the U.S. The data show that the probability is 0.104 that a randomly chosen death was agriculture-related, and 0.019 that was manufacturing related

    a) What is the probability that a death was either agriculture-related or manufacturing related?
    b) What is the probability that the death was related to some other occupation?
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    Government data on job-related deaths assign a single occupation to each death that occurs in the U.S. The data show that the probability is 0.104 that a randomly chosen death was agriculture-related, and 0.019 that was manufacturing related

    a) What is the probability that a death was either agriculture-related or manufacturing related?
    b) What is the probability that the death was related to some other occupation?


    a) 0.019 + 0.104

    b) 1 - (0.019 + 0.104)
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    A. Are we to assume that a job can be listed in multiple categories? For example a job making farm equipment might be agriculture related and manufacturing related (I dunno - work with me here).

    If so this a basic probability question with:

    P(A or B)=P(A)+P(B)-P(A and B)

    If however the two are mutually exclusive, then its simply the probability of A plus the probability of B.

    B. Find the compliment of A.
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    Awesome guys! Thank you!

    Such an easy problem and I made such a silly mistake. >_<
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