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Unformatted text preview: cy given that a woman got a positive reading it
was 99.73%. The probability of receiving a false positive was only 5.885%. This percentage is somewhat inconsequential because of factors that affect error, such as timing of tests, correct usage, and
medication. Even though Home Pregnancy Tests are very popular because of their accessibility and low
cost we have to factor in the quality of the tests. Many of the cheaper dollar store tests were reported to
have a high amount of false readings, while the more expensive ones gave a more accurate result.
Although there are many factors that affect the percentages, our findings were consisten...
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2013 for the course MATH 3C taught by Professor Schonmann during the Fall '07 term at UCLA.
- Fall '07