Suppose that 17% of people own dogs. If you pick two people at random, what is the probability that they both own a dog? Give your answer as a decimal (to at least 3 places) or fraction Is it correct answer 0.029?

Suppose that 17% of people own dogs. If you pick two people at random, what is the probability that they both own a dog? Give your answer as a decimal (to at least 3 places) or fraction Is it correct answer 0.029?

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asked 2021-02-25
Suppose that 17% of people own dogs. If you pick two people at random, what is the probability that they both own a dog? Give your answer as a decimal (to at least 3 places) or fraction Is it correct answer 0.029?

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2021-02-26
Step 1 Given that 17% of the people own dogs, So 83% of people don't own dogs. Therefore, events are mutually exclusive. P(Both the people own dogs)=P(first person own dogs) * P(second person own dogs) Step 2 Therefore, probability can be calculated as: P(Both the people own dogs)=0.17*0.17 P(Both the people own dogs)=0.0289 Round to three decimals. P(Both the people own dogs)=0.029 Answer: 0.029
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