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Probability: Calculating the Odds

Question: If a person were to be hit by lightning, they have a 33 percent chance of being killed.
(a) Find the odds that a person will be killed if struck by lightning.
(b) Find the odds against a person being killed if struck by lightning.

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Since there is a 33% chance of being killed, there is a 100 - 33 = 67% chance of not ...

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This solution provides a brief, but concise response which addresses this probability-based question. The proper calculations, along with the correct reasoning, are given in order to illustrate how these types of questions need to be approached.

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