Honours have order of own

  1. Why do you think a factor ("85 times") is used in the first paragraph and a percentage (27%) is used in the second paragraph to describe relative likelihood?
  2. How many times more likely are men than women to be nominated to the Order of Australia?
  3. Write conditional probability statements of the form Pr(A|B) = n x Pr(A|C) for the events in the first paragraph. Carefully define events.
  4. Define an event A such that Pr(A) = 0.

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