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    probability problem

    Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me with this problem.

    Only about 14% of senior citizens get the flu each year. However, about 24% of people under 65 years old get the flu each year. The general population consists of 12.5% senior citizens.

    a) What is the probability that a person selected at random from the general population is a senior citizen who will get the flu this year?

    b) What is the probability that a person selected at random from the general population is a person under age 65 who will get the flu this year?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klynn View Post
    Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me with this problem.

    Only about 14% of senior citizens get the flu each year. However, about 24% of people under 65 years old get the flu each year. The general population consists of 12.5% senior citizens.

    a) What is the probability that a person selected at random from the general population is a senior citizen who will get the flu this year?

    b) What is the probability that a person selected at random from the general population is a person under age 65 who will get the flu this year?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    a) (\frac{12.5}{100})(\frac{14}{100})

    b) (\frac{88.5}{100})(\frac{24}{100})
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    Quote Originally Posted by noob mathematician View Post
    a) (\frac{12.5}{100})(\frac{14}{100})

    b) (\frac{88.5}{100})(\frac{24}{100})
    Thanks so much!
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