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Shown again is the table indicating the marital status of the U.S. population in 2010. Numbers in the table are expressed in millions. Use the data in the table to solve Exercises 1-10. Express probabilities as simplified fractions and as decimals rounded to the nearest hundredth. Marital Status of the U.S. Population, Ages 15 or Older, 2010, in Millions

Married | Never Married | Divorced | Widowed | Total | |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

Male | 65 | 40 | 10 | 3 | 118 |

Female | 65 | 34 | 14 | 11 | 124 |

Total | 130 | 74 | 24 | 14 | 242 |

If one person is randomly selected from the population described in the table, find the probability, expressed as a simplified fraction and as a decimal to the nearest hundredth, that the person among those who are divorced, find the probability of selecting a man.

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VerifiedEmpirical probability is used when we observe how frequent an event occurs. The formula for empirical probability is:

$P(E)=\frac{\text{observed number of times E occurs}}{\text{total number of observed occurrences}}\tag{1}$

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