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Old 07-28-2007   #1
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Default Probability question about Titanic survivors?

OK, here's my question. These are two separate questions from my Stat textbook:1) If we randomly select someone who was aboard the Titanic, what is the probability of getting a man, given that the selected person died?2) If we randomly select someone who died, what is the probability of getting a man?The first question is easy; it would be P (man | died).I am having trouble setting up 2). Wouldn't that also be P (man | died)? I don't see the difference in objectives between the first question and the second question??!
 
Old 07-28-2007   #2
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I don't either. They seem to be asking the same questions.
 
 

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