Problem 38BSC

In Exercise, use these results from the “1-Panel-THC” test for marijuana use, which is provided by the company Drug Test Success: Among 143 subjects with positive test results, there are 24 false positive results; among 157 negative results, there are 3 false negative results.(Hint: Construct a table similar to Table, which is included with the Chapter Problem.)

Screening for Marijuana Use Find the probability of a correct result by finding the probability of a true positive or a true negative. How does this result relate to the result from Exercise?

Solution 38BSC

P (false positive or false negative) = 1 - P (true positive or true negative)