Using Probability to Identify Unlikely Events. In Exercises, consider an event to be “unlikely” if its probability is less than or equal to 0.05. (This is equivalent to the same criterion commonly used in inferential statistics, but the value of 0.05 is not absolutely rigid, and other values such as 0.01 are sometimes used instead.)

Credit Card Purchases In a survey, 169 respondents say that they never use a credit card, 1227 say that they use it sometimes, and 2834 say that they use it frequently. What is the probability that a randomly selected person uses a credit card frequently? Is it unlikely for someone to use a credit card frequently? How are all of these results affected by the fact that the responses were obtained by those who decided to respond to the survey posted on the Internet by America OnLine?

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The probability that a randomly selected person uses a credit card frequently 0.670.No, it is not unlikely that a randomly selected person uses a credit card frequently because...