Precalculus (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32197-907-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-907-0

Chapter 13 - Counting and Probability - 13.3 Probability - 13.3 Asses Your Understanding - Page 866: 65



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We know that $\text{probability}=\frac{\text{number of favourable outcomes}}{\text{number of all outcomes}}=\frac{n(E)}{n(S)}.$ Hence here because we have $n(E)=5+35=40$ houses with an income less than $20000\$$, in total we have $n(S)=100$ houses, therefore $\text{probability}=\frac{40}{100}=0.4.$
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