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# In Exercise, refer to the sample data in | Ch 4.2 - 27BSC

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## Solution for problem 27BSC Chapter 4.2

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Problem 27BSC

In Exercise, refer to the sample data in Table, which is included with the Chapter Problem. Assume that one of the subjects included in Table is randomly selected.

Struck by Lightning In a recent year, 304 of the approximately 300,000,000 people in the United States were struck by lightning. Estimate the probability that a randomly selected person in the United States will be struck by lightning this year. Is a golfer reasoning correctly if he or she is caught out in a thunderstorm and does not seek shelter from lightning because the probability of being struck is so small?

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The probability that a randomly selected person in the United States will be struck by lightning this year is 304/300000000=0.0000001013

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