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An AP news service story, printed in the Gainesville Sun

Mathematical Statistics with Applications | 7th Edition | ISBN: 9780495110811 | Authors: Dennis Wackerly; William Mendenhall; Richard L. Scheaffer ISBN: 9780495110811 47

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Problem 171SE

Problem 171SE

An AP news service story, printed in the Gainesville Sun on May 20, 1979, states the following with regard to debris from Skylab striking someone on the ground: “The odds are 1 in 150 that a piece of Skylab will hit someone. But 4 billion people . . . live in the zone in which pieces could fall. So any one person’s chances of being struck are one in 150 times 4 billion—or one in 600 billion.” Do you see any inaccuracies in this reasoning?

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Step 1 of 1:

Given that the odds are 1 in 150 that a piece of Skylab will hit someone.

Then any one person’s chance of being struck are one in 150 times 4 billion or one in 600 billion.

From the given information we found  that the probability that Skylab will hit someone is without regard to where that person lives.

Suppose one person wants to know the probability condition of living in a certain area.

Therefore, this is not possible to determine with the given information.


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Textbook: Mathematical Statistics with Applications
Edition: 7
Author: Dennis Wackerly; William Mendenhall; Richard L. Scheaffer
ISBN: 9780495110811

Mathematical Statistics with Applications was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780495110811. Since the solution to 171SE from 2 chapter was answered, more than 481 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Mathematical Statistics with Applications , edition: 7. The answer to “An AP news service story, printed in the Gainesville Sun on May 20, 1979, states the following with regard to debris from Skylab striking someone on the ground: “The odds are 1 in 150 that a piece of Skylab will hit someone. But 4 billion people . . . live in the zone in which pieces could fall. So any one person’s chances of being struck are one in 150 times 4 billion—or one in 600 billion.” Do you see any inaccuracies in this reasoning?” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 85 words. This full solution covers the following key subjects: billion, any, someone, skylab, Person. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 32 chapters, and 3350 solutions. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 171SE from chapter: 2 was answered by , our top Statistics solution expert on 07/18/17, 08:07AM.

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