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Bachelors Masters Professional Doctorate Total
Female 986 411 52 32 1481
Male 693 260 45 27 1025
Total 1679 671 97 59 2506

Use this data: counts of degrees earned in the U.S. 2010-2011 (in thousands) to answer the following questions

a) What is the probability that a randomly chosen degree recipient is a man?

b) What is the conditional probability that the person chosen received a bachelor's degree, given that he is a man?

c) Use the multiplication rule to find the probability of choosing a male bachelor's degree recipient. Check your result by finding this probability directly from the
table of counts. (General multiplication rule: For any two events A and B, P (A and B) = P (A) P (B|A)


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