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    Probability of a suspect

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    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.

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    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 ...

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    This solution addresses a problem related to probability.

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