Chapter 8 Conditional Probability

Education Affects the Income That You Can Expect to Earn.

Table 8.1 summarizes the income and education of a sample of 200,000 adults in the United States. Each cell gives a percentage of this group, divided into five income brackets and seven levels of education. For instance, the leading cell indicates that 7.8% of these adults earn less than $25,000 and lack a high school diploma. We can treat these percentages as probabilities. If you were to pick one of these ...

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