# Thread: Help please: 30% of group A will steal; some members 29% more likely than others to

1. ## Help please: 30% of group A will steal; some members 29% more likely than others to

30% of group A will Steal

There are people in Group A that are 29% more likely to steal than the rest

-what percentage from the 29% more likely make up the 30% steals ?

2. Originally Posted by sungho_75065@yahoo.com
30% of group A will Steal

There are people in Group A that are 29% more likely to steal than the rest

-what percentage from the 29% more likely make up the 30% steals ?

I don't understand the question. If this is an exercise you were given, please quote it exactly, word for word.

3. ## More Details, I hope.

Sorry, not a school question.

Revised:

Objective: I want to find out what baseline to use for Group B to calculate "30% more" from Group A.

The values I have:

The average number of mistakes made by a workforce is 100 per year based on 86,000 employees

The workforce is categorized into 2 groups

Group A makes 30% more mistakes than Group B

Group A represents 90% of the workfoce

Group B represents 10% of the workforce

What is the average number of mistakes Group A makes or baseline. Do I just take 100X1.3 or would the average of group B be lower then the total group average.

I hope this helps