The fact that you grok the distinction probably puts you in the statistically literate club anyway though. ðŸ™‚

]]>I’m not so sure about the validity of the test (at least the one posted online). The wording of the questions is quite confusing. For example:

“The probability that the die shows a 6 is twice as high as the probability of each of the other numbers.

On average, out of these 70 throws how many times would the die show the number 6?”

Does that mean that the probability of the 6 is twice as high as the summed probability of each of the individual other numbers, or that the 6 is twice as likely as each other number on its own? If you assume the question means that 6 comes up twice as much as each other number individually, then 6 comes up about 28.57% of the time. If you assume that 6 comes up twice as much as any other number, then 6 comes up 66.6% of the time.

]]>I’m sure the readership of this blog are almost all in this category though.

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