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Unformatted text preview: Example Problem: Suppose there is a sadistic statistics student teacher. The sadistic statistics student teacher prepares a preposterous problem set. Suppose that only sixteen percent of the stressed-out students satisfy a passing criterion the first time. Suppose that the stressed-out students who did not succeed in satisfying the statistics teachers standards, only succeed in satisfying said stipulations sixty percent of the time the second time around. Since the statistics teacher is sadistic he suggests that those stunned students substantiate study groups and try a third time. These tired, tortured pupils are triumphant thirty percent of the time. What percentage of pupils pass the problems posed? Suppose on a Friday night Jake has the options of going to the bar or going to Karens apartment. He goes to the bar with a probability of .7. If he goes to the bar he can end up in jail, a random place, or back at home with probabilities of .1, .2, and .7 respectively. If he goes to Karens, he will either stay or back at home with probabilities of ....
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- Spring '08