I have a test tomorrow and I am really struggling with a question:
Suppose that among 100,000 women with negative mammograms, 20 will get breast cancer and that 1 woman in 10 with a positive mammogram will get breast cancer. Let A denote positive mammograms and B breast cancer. Find:
3. suppose that 7% of the general female population will have a positive mammogram. Find the probability of developing breast cancer among this female population.
I think i understand 1. and 2., would the first part just be 20/100,000 and would part 2 just be 1/10?
however i really don't get the last part?
OK for 1. and 2.
How does the 7% come in to the answer?
is the answer 0.00719?
Originally Posted by bolton_boy
I think Q3 only requires
Originally Posted by running-gag
Exact ... sorry
Originally Posted by mr fantastic