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# Accuracy of Genetic Test using technique of contingency table

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Acme Manufacturing Company requires all of its 5000 employees to take a drug test. Suppose 2% of the employees actually use drugs (although the company does not know this number). The drug test is 95% accurate.
1.How many of Acme's employees use drugs?.
2.How many of the employees who use drugs get a positive test result?.
3.How many of the employees who do not use drugs get a positive test result?.
4.Of the employees who get a positive test result, how many of them use drugs? Convert this to a percentage: What percent of people who get a positive result actually use drugs?.
5.State a conclusion about the accuracy of the test.

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1.How many of Acme's employees use drugs?.
Just from the question, 5000*2%=100 employees use drugs

2.How many of the employees who use drugs get a positive test result?.
Just from the question 1, since test is 95% accurate, 100*95%=95 employees get a positive test result

3.How many ...

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