7_Problem_Set

# 7_Problem_Set - of a spontaneous mutation and 0.7 that...

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Book PS # 7 Round all of your final answers to four decimal places if necessary. #1) Suppose that A and B are two independent events with P ( A ) = 0.2 and P ( B ) = 0.2. a. What is P ( A and B )? b. What is P ( A or B )? c. What is P ( A or B c )? #2) Disease Y a disease caused by a sex-linked recessive mutation. A son of a carrier of disease Y can get disease Y from the carrier. As many as 3/10 of disease Y cases, however, are due to spontaneous mutations in sons of mothers who are not carriers. Jessica has one son, who has disease Y. In the absence of other information, the probability is 0.3 that the son is the victim
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Unformatted text preview: of a spontaneous mutation and 0.7 that Jessica is a carrier. There is a screening test called the CK test that is positive with probability 0.8 if a woman is a carrier and with probability 0.1 is she is not. Jessica’s CK test is positive. Find the conditional probability that Jessica is a carrier given that her CK test is positive. Round your final answer to four decimal places if necessary. From book: 4.106 (page 304) 4.108 (page 304) 4.116 (page 305) 4.120 (page 305) 4.124 (page 306) 4.126 (page 306, note that the solutions to 4.125 are in the back of the book)...
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## This homework help was uploaded on 02/01/2009 for the course PAM 210 taught by Professor Abdus,s. during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.

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