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    probability that a randomly selected patient died as a result of cancer or liver ailments or that randomly selected patient died of causes other than cancer

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    The Smart Hospital released a study done by a prominent consulting firm. Out of a sample of 500 patients, the study listed the number of deaths by types of illness.

    Disease: Cancer, Deaths(#): 150
    Disease: Heart Failure, Deaths(#): 200
    Disease: Liver Ailments, Deaths(#): 100
    Disease: Other, Deaths(#): 50

    What is the probability that a randomly selected patient died as a result of cancer or liver ailments? What is the probability that a randomly selected patient died of causes other than cancer?

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    <br>The question asks:
    <br><br>a) what is the probability that a randomly selected patient died as a result of cancer or liver ailments?
    <br><br>b)what is the probability that a randomly selected patient died of causes other than cancer?
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    <br><br>Assuming i. there can only be one cause of death, ii. as the patients are randomly selected, ...

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