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# Detailed Explanation to Statistics - Probability

1. A recent survey conducted by Towers Perrin and published in the Financial Times showed that among 460 organizations in 13 European countries, 93% have bonus plans, 55% have cafeteria-style benefits, and 70% employ home-based workers. If the types of benefits are independent, what is the probability that an organization selected at random will have at least one of the three types of benefits?
2. In a takeover bid for a certain company, management of the raiding firm believes that the takeover has a 0.65 probability of success if a member of the board of the raided firm resigns, and a 0.30 chance of success if she does not resign. Management of the raiding firm further believes that the chances for a resignation of the member in question are 0.70. What is the probability of a successful takeover?

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(1) P(An organization does not have bonus plan) = 1 - 0.93 = 0.07

P(An organization does not have cafeteria-style benefits) = 1 - 0.55 = 0.45

P(An organization does not employ home-based workers) = 1 - 0.70 = 0.30

P(An organization has none of the three ...

#### Solution Summary

The probability that an organization selected at random will have at least one of three types of benefits is determined. Complete, Neat and Step-by-step Solutions are provided.

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