Empirical Probability

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A drug has side effects for 50 out of 1,000 people in a test. What is the approximate empirical probability that a person using the drug will have side effects?

Oct 15th, 2015

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Empirical probability is a form of probability based on experiment. It is the ratio of the number of outcomes an event occurs in an experiment divided to the total number of events.

In this case the number of outcomes is 50 and the total number of events is 1000.Therefore, the empirical probability that a person using the drug will have side effects is given by,

50/1000 = 0.05 or 5%

This means that there is a 5% chance that a person using the drug will have side effects.

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