## Related questions with answers

A study was conducted by the firm Coleman & Associates, Inc. to determine who curses at their computer. The results, which appeared in USA TODAY, indicated that 46% of people age 18-34 years have cursed at their computer. What are the odds against a randomly selected 18- to 34-year-old having cursed at his or her computer?

Solution

VerifiedGiven:

$46\%$ are 18 to 34 year olds

$46\%=0.46$

Then $100\%-46\%=54\%$ are not 18 to 34 year olds

$54\%=0.54$

We then note that the probability of 18 to 34 year olds is 0.46, while the probability of not 18 to 34 year olds is 0.54.

The odds ratio is notated as the probability of success to the probability of failure.

$\text{Odds ratio }=0.46 \text{ to }0.54$

We could also multiply both numbers by 50 (to obtain integers instead of decimal numbers):

$\text{Odds ratio }=23\text{ to }27$

## Create an account to view solutions

## Create an account to view solutions

## Recommended textbook solutions

#### Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists

9th Edition•ISBN: 9780321629111 (9 more)Keying E. Ye, Raymond H. Myers, Ronald E. Walpole, Sharon L. Myers#### The Practice of Statistics for the AP Exam

5th Edition•ISBN: 9781464108730 (1 more)Daniel S. Yates, Daren S. Starnes, David Moore, Josh Tabor#### Statistics and Probability with Applications

3rd Edition•ISBN: 9781464122163Daren S. Starnes, Josh Tabor## More related questions

- anatomy and physiology
- anatomy and physiology
- anatomy and physiology

1/4

- anatomy and physiology
- anatomy and physiology
- anatomy and physiology

1/7