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    Converting Mathematical Probabilities

    Hey,
    Can anybody help me here; I need to convert mathematical probabilities (0.00065) into 'layman' format- something that someone with no mathematical understanding can conceive (ex. a probability of 1 in 10, or a 10% chance) however, I'm not confident at doing that with exponentials, or small, non fraction numbers- can anyone help me?
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    0.00065=0.065\%=\dfrac{65}{100000}=\dfrac{65}{10^5  }
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catticoosz View Post
    Hey,
    Can anybody help me here; I need to convert mathematical probabilities (0.00065) into 'layman' format- something that someone with no mathematical understanding can conceive (ex. a probability of 1 in 10, or a 10% chance) however, I'm not confident at doing that with exponentials, or small, non fraction numbers- can anyone help me?
    Impossible, since the 'layman' does not understand probabilities in any form

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plato View Post
    0.00065=0.065\%=\dfrac{65}{100000}=\dfrac{65}{10^5  }
    "650 in a million" might be more like the OP is expecting.

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