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3) in combination with the law of total probability applied to P(A) in the denominator. 3) as Bayes’ rule, and perhaps they are right. 05. 0068. If we know nothing about a cow, we would say that there is a 2% chance it is infected. 4 Independence 33 chance the cow is infected. 68% chance. We see that the two events are related in some way: the probability of B depends on whether T occurs. Imagine the opposite: the test is useless. Whether the cow is infected is unrelated to the outcome of the test, and knowing the outcome of the test does not change our probability of B: P(B | T ) = P(B).

Imagine we test a cow. Let B denote the event “the cow has BSE” and T the event “the test comes up positive” (this is test jargon for: according to the test we should believe the cow is infected with BSE). One can “test the test” by analyzing samples from cows that are known to be infected or known to be healthy and so determine the eﬀectiveness of the test. The European Commission had this done for four tests in 1999 (see [19]) and for several more later. 10. Suppose we want to determine the probability P(T ) that an arbitrary cow tests positive.

And 0 ≤ p ≤ 1, if its probability mass function is given by pX (k) = P(X = k) = n k n−k p (1 − p) k for k = 0, 1, . . , n. We denote this distribution by Bin (n, p). 2 shows the probability mass function pX and distribution function FX of a Bin (10, 14 ) distributed random variable. 4 · ................................................. ........ . ............. X ... .. . . . . . . ... .. .. .. ....... . . . . . ... .. .. .. ....... .. .. . ............. .......