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Signal vs. background

  1. Jul 17, 2015 #1
    Hi,

    suppose I have N number of events. Each event is assigned a probability of whether it is a signal event or a background event. Each probability differs from one event with another. Is it true Bayesian-wise, that, the number of signal events out of the N events is
    P(signal | event 1) +...+ P(signal | event N) and the number of background events is N minus the above sum of probabilities for signal?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Jul 17, 2015 #2

    BiGyElLoWhAt

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    It seems about right to me.
     
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