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    Mar 17, 2011, 09:44 AM
    how to calculate probability
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    Mar 17, 2011, 09:49 AM

    Well, in aviation the probabilty you will crash is a lot lower then the probability you will survive the flight.

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    Mar 17, 2011, 10:30 AM
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    LOL!
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    Mar 17, 2011, 10:34 AM
    Probability = (number of times an incident actually occurs) divided by (total number of opportunities for occurrence).

    Using smoothy's example of aviation, if there are 500,000 flights that occur in a year, and there are 7 plane crashes, the probability of a crash is 7/500000 = 0.000014.
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    Mar 17, 2011, 10:50 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by jcaron2 View Post
    Probability = (number of times an incident actually occurs) divided by (total number of opportunities for occurrence).

    Using smoothy's example of aviation, if there are 500,000 flights that occur in a year, and there are 7 plane crashes, the probability of a crash is 7/500000 = 0.000014.
    The probability of your flight leaving on time is almost the same.

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