# Probability of a suspect

The police are looking for a man who wears size 12 shoes and drives a black car. They estimate that 1 in 10 men wears size 12 shoes, and that 1 in 8 men drives a black car. If one man is chosen at random, what is the probability that he matches the description.

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 6:20 am ad1c9bdddfhttps://brainmass.com/statistics/probability/probability-suspect-540046

#### Solution Preview

Given that

P (the person wears size 12 shoes) = 1/10

P (the person drives a black car) = 1/8

P (the person matches the description) = P (the ...

#### Solution Summary

This solution addresses a problem related to probability.

$2.19