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Question number: 275

» Probability » Law of Total Probability

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Two players A and B are competing at a trivia quiz game involving a series of questions. On any individual question, the probabilities that A and B give the correct answer are α and β respectively, for all questions, with outcomes for different questions being independent. The game finishes when a player wins by answering a question correctly. What is the probability that A wins if B answers the first question?

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Question number: 276

» Probability » Bayes' Theorem and Applications

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Suppose a certain drug test is 99 % sensitive and 99 % specific, that is, the test will correctly identify a drug user as testing positive 99 % of the time, and will correctly identify a non-user as testing negative 99 % of the time. Let’s assume a corporation decides to test its employees for drug use, and that only 0.5 % of the employees actually use the drug. The probability that, given a positive drug test, an employee is actually a drug user is conducted using Bayes’ theorem. Can we say Bayes’ theorem gives correct result?

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Information insufficient

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Yes always

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Not always

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Can’t make any claim

Question number: 277

» Probability » Probability Distributions » Negative Binomial

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In a sequence of independent Bernoulli trails, if denotes the number of failures before (fixed) success, then the expected value of will be ________

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Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague

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