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More likely?

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pivoxa15
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Oct25-06, 07:26 AM
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If two events 1 and 2 have probability 0.81 and 0.82

And another two events, 3 and 4 have probability 0.01 and 0.02

Would it be correct to say that (event 4 will occur more often than event 3), compared with (event 2 more likely to occur than even 1)?

The comparison is 'the more likely'. To repharase the question. Is the (likliness of event 4 over event 3) greater than the likliness of (event 2 over event 1)?

I hope this question makes sense.
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Simon 6
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Oct25-06, 10:01 AM
P: 44
Yes, you are definitely correct.

Event 4 has exactly twice the probability of Event 3.
Event 2 has almost the same probability as Event 1.

Event 4 over Event 3 = 2/1
Event 2 over Event 1 = 82/81

Hope that helps.

Simon


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