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A city has 60% Democrats, and 40% Republicans. In the last mayoral election, 60% of the Democrats voted for their Democratic candidate while 95% of the Republicans voted for their candidate. Which party's mayor runs city hall?

The Republican Party

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In a certain population of 48% men and 52% women, 56% of the men and 8% of the women are color-blind.

  1. What percent of the people are color-blind?

  2. If a person is found to be color-blind, what is the probability that the person is a male?

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A test for a certain disease gives a positive result 95% of the time if the person actually carries the disease. However, the test also gives a positive result 3% of the time when the individual is not carrying the disease. It is known that 10% of the population carries the disease. If the test is positive for a person, what is the probability that he or she has the disease?

0.7787

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A person has two coins: a fair coin and a two-headed coin. A coin is selected at random, and tossed. If the coin shows a head, what is the probability that the coin is fair?

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A computer company buys its chips from three different manufacturers. Manufacturer I provides 60% of the chips and is known to produce 5% defective; Manufacturer II supplies 30% of the chips and makes 4% defective; while the rest are supplied by Manufacturer III with 3% defective chips. If a chip is chosen at random, find the following probabilities.

  1. P the chip is defective size 12{P left ("the chip is defective" right )} {}

  2. P it came from Manufacturer II the chip is defective size 12{P left ("it came from Manufacturer II " \lline " the chip is defective" right )} {}

  3. P the chip is defective it came from manufacturer III size 12{P left ("the chip is defective " \lline " it came from manufacturer III" right )} {}

  1. 0.045
  2. 0.2667
  3. 0.03
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Lincoln Union High School District is made up of three high schools: Monterey, Fremont, and Kennedy, with an enrollment of 500, 300, and 200, respectively. On a given day, the percentage of students absent at Monterey High School is 6%, at Fremont 4%, and at Kennedy 5%. If a student is chosen at random, find the following probabilities. Hint: Convert the enrollments into percentages.

  1. P the student is absent size 12{P left ("the student is absent" right )} {}

  2. P the student came from Kennedy the student is absent size 12{P left ("the student came from Kennedy " \lline " the student is absent" right )} {}

  3. P the student is absent the student came from Fremont size 12{P left ("the student is absent " \lline " the student came from Fremont" right )} {}

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Expected value

Do the following problems using the expected value concepts learned in this section,

You are about to make an investment which gives you a 30% chance of making $60,000 and 70% chance of losing $ 30,000. Should you invest? Explain.

No; You can expect to lose $3,000.

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In a town, 40% of the men and 30% of the women are overweight. If the town has 46% men and 54% women, what percent of the people are overweight?

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A game involves rolling a Korean die (4 faces). If a one, two, or three shows, the player receives the face value of the die in dollars, but if a four shows, the player is obligated to pay $4. What is the expected value of the game?

50 cents

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A game involves rolling a single die. One receives the face value of the die in dollars. How much should one be willing to pay to roll the die to make the game fair?

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In a European country, 20% of the families have three children, 40% have two children, 30% have one child, and 10% have no children. On average, how many children are there to a family?

1.7

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I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
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Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
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In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
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after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
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how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
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silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
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not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
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At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
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Mr. Shamir employs two part-time typists, Inna and Jim for his typing needs. Inna charges $10 an hour and can type 6 pages an hour, while Jim charges $12 an hour and can type 8 pages per hour. Each typist must be employed at least 8 hours per week to keep them on the payroll. If Mr. Shamir has at least 208 pages to be typed, how many hours per week should he employ each student to minimize his typing costs, and what will be the total cost?
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At De Anza College, 20% of the students take Finite Mathematics, 30% take Statistics and 10% take both. What percentage of the students take Finite Mathematics or Statistics?
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Source:  OpenStax, Applied finite mathematics. OpenStax CNX. Jul 16, 2011 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10613/1.5
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