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Pengwuino

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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I have a silly question that has actually been kinda racking my brain since I have almost no formal education when it comes to probabilities. Let's say I know that a girl has a 40% chance of earning a college degree. Let's also say that right handed people have a 30% chance of earning a college degree. Then let's keep tossing in things like california girls have a 50% chance of getting a college degree. Obviously you can keep finding characteristics of that girl and find the statistics behind their success in getting a college degree.

Now the grand question is... what is the probability that a californian, right-handed, girl has of getting a college degree? I assume we can't simply multiply probabilities because it seems like you can keep throwing probabilities out like that and eventually make the probability nearly 0 even though it can't be...

Now the grand question is... what is the probability that a californian, right-handed, girl has of getting a college degree? I assume we can't simply multiply probabilities because it seems like you can keep throwing probabilities out like that and eventually make the probability nearly 0 even though it can't be...