Elementary Statistics (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321836960
ISBN 13: 978-0-32183-696-0

Chapter 4 - Probability - 4-2 Basic Concepts of Probability - Basic Skills and Concepts - Page 146: 32


$1.17 \times 10^{-7}$ Yes.

Work Step by Step

We know that $probability=\frac{number \ of \ good \ outcomes}{number\ of\ all\ outcomes}$. Therefore $probability=\frac{117}{1000000000}=1.17 \times 10^{-7}$. Yes. Also, ait ravel has a larger fatality rate than travelling by car. Which maks this comparison unfair is that we use cars for shorter distances too, whilst aeroplanes not so much (e.g . there are not many airports).
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