 Ask Remember Me? tarang Posts: 1, Reputation: 1 New Member #1 Mar 17, 2011, 09:44 AM
how to calculate probability smoothy Posts: 25,495, Reputation: 2853 Uber Member #2 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.

If its homework... read the damn rules about homework. jcaron2 Posts: 986, Reputation: 204 Senior Member #3 Mar 17, 2011, 10:30 AM
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LOL! jcaron2 Posts: 986, Reputation: 204 Senior Member #4 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. Stratmando Posts: 11,188, Reputation: 508 Uber Member #5 Mar 17, 2011, 10:50 AM Originally Posted by jcaron2 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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