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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Answer

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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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