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- 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?
- How many times more likely are men than women to be nominated to the Order of Australia?
- 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.
- Define an event A such that Pr(A) = 0.

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