1) In star Trek, Mr Spock was always known for his precision with numbers. He would estimate/ calculate the probability of surviving an attack by a klingon bird of prey space cruiser as ‘1 in 15.789 Captain’.

a) Do you think this degree of precision is appropriate? Give reason.

b) What would you think is an appropriate degree of precision for this answer?

2)A bookmaker calculates the odds to offer punters on a particular horse winning the Grand National. The odds are calculated using the numbers of bets already placed and the amount of money bet. To how many significant figures do you think the odds would be given? Explain why?

Sorry if this is the wrong section its just that i am new here.

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