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Medical Tests and Convergence

A patient takes a medical test but only wants to hear from her doctor if the news is good. In this article, the author analyzes the probabilities associated with various notification methods.
Old Node ID: 
3427
MSC Codes: 
97K50
Author(s): 
Stephen Friedberg (Illinois State University)
Publication Date: 
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Original Publication Source: 
Mathematics Magazine
Original Publication Date: 
February, 2002
Subject(s): 
Elementary Probability
Probability
Statistics and Probability
Topic(s): 
Joint, Marginal, Conditional Distributions
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Rating Count: 
54.00
Rating Sum: 
161.00
Rating Average: 
2.98
Applicable Course(s): 
7.2 Probability
Modify Date: 
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Average: 3 (54 votes)

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