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benjamin8161

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college degrees awarded in the United States, 50% are bachelor's degrees, 59% are earned by women, and 29% are bachelor's degrees earned by women.

What percent of all degrees are earned by men?

What percent of all degrees are bachelor's degrees earned by men?

AND FINALLY:

Are the events "earning a bachelor's degree" and "being a man" independent? Why?

A.
No, because the probably of a man earning a bachelor's degree is equal to the probability of being a man times the probability of earning a bachelor's degree.

B.
Yes, because the probably of a man earning a bachelor's degree is not equal to the probability of being a man times the probability of earning a bachelor's degree.

C.
No, because the probably of a man earning a bachelor's degree is not equal to the probability of being a man times the probability of earning a bachelor's degree.

D.
Yes, because the probably of a man earning a bachelor's degree is equal to the probability of being a man times the probability of earning a bachelor's degree.

 

HallsofIvy

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You have posted several problems of exactly the same type without showing any attempt yourself to do the problems! All of these, whether they use the words "Venn diagram" or not, are exercises in using "Venn diagrams". Read my response to "Whales and dolphins" and apply the same ideas here. Once you have done that, I will check it and make suggestions.
 

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college degrees awarded in the United States, 50% are bachelor's degrees, 59% are earned by women, and 29% are bachelor's degrees earned by women.

What percent of all degrees are earned by men?

What percent of all degrees are bachelor's degrees earned by men?

AND FINALLY:

Are the events "earning a bachelor's degree" and "being a man" independent? Why?

A.
No, because the probably of a man earning a bachelor's degree is equal to the probability of being a man times the probability of earning a bachelor's degree.

B.
Yes, because the probably of a man earning a bachelor's degree is not equal to the probability of being a man times the probability of earning a bachelor's degree.

C.
No, because the probably of a man earning a bachelor's degree is not equal to the probability of being a man times the probability of earning a bachelor's degree.

D.
Yes, because the probably of a man earning a bachelor's degree is equal to the probability of being a man times the probability of earning a bachelor's degree.
You post three questions and four answers. Also, none of the four answers relates to the first two questions.

Please reply with clarification. Thank you! ;)
 

Ben Fleming

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I think is:
A. No, because the probably of a man earning a bachelor's degree is equal to the probability of being a man times the probability of earning a bachelor's degree.
 
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