MTH410 CSU Global Probability and Professional Life Questions

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Do you use probability in your profession or real life? You most likely do. For example, the chance of rain tomorrow is 27%. We hear similar probabilities in the media all the time. Similar probabilities could be found in other professions. Complete one of the following:

(i) Find an example of probability involving “A or B” that is used in your chosen profession or real life. Explain the example. Are the events A and B in your example mutually exclusive? Which Addition Rule formula for P(A or B) applies? Be sure to cite the source of the information clearly.

(ii) Using a search engine, find an example of probability involving “A and B” that is used in your chosen profession or real life. Explain the example. Are the events A and B in your example independent? Which Multiplication Rule formula for P(A and B) applies? Be sure to cite the source of the information clearly.

(iii) Find an example involving conditional probability that is used in your chosen profession or real life. Explain the example. Be sure to cite the source of the information clearly.

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(iii) Find an example involving conditional probability that is used in your chosen
profession or real life. Explain the example. Be sure to cite the source of the information
clearly.


The advancement in technology has enabled the development of better mathematical
analytical tools, making probability a common mathematical principle applied in the
corporate sector, in government dissemination of services to the populace in many other
ways.



In the contemporary culture, probability is mainly presented as a percentage of
likelihood, which has invaluable benefits in shaping decision making.



As such, it has become a very common and unavoidable statistical formulae that has
many benefits when used to shape decision making.



The best example of conditional probability in application is when probability is used to
guide firms in producing products for a targeted market. Markets are usually elastic and
have a best case scenario as well as a worst case scenario, which necessitates the
application of conditional probability.



Companies that have had an impact on the planet must have accurate probability statistics
of expected sales volumes and product demand. Overproducing for a specific target
market could lead to losses to the company due to obsolescence of products. Equally
noteworthy is the fact t...

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