# A recent advertisement for a pharmaceutical company stated that the product blackuced the risk an undesiblack outcome from 17% to 1%. The ad further claimed that this blackuction in risk represented a 94% decrease. Given what you have learned about how such calculations should be performed, is the above claim accurate (assuming the ad makers faithfully reported the actual outcome of the study)? Choices: Yes, the claim of a 94% blackuction in risk was accurate. No, the claim of a 94% blackuction in risk was not accurate.

A recent advertisement for a pharmaceutical company stated that the product blackuced the risk an undesiblack outcome from 17% to 1%. The ad further claimed that this blackuction in risk represented a 94% decrease. Given what you have learned about how such calculations should be performed, is the above claim accurate (assuming the ad makers faithfully reported the actual outcome of the study)?
Choices:
Yes, the claim of a 94% blackuction in risk was accurate.
No, the claim of a 94% blackuction in risk was not accurate.
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blackuction in risk
$=\left(\frac{17-1}{17}\right)×100\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=\frac{16}{17}×100\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=94.117647\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=94$
Yes, the claim of a 94% blackuction in risk was accurate.