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### 8.2 Estimating Likelihood

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• Math Help

To determine how many times more likely it is to die in a bicycling accident than by a bee sting, divide the probability of a fatal bicycle accident by the probability of a fatal bee sting.

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• Checkpoint Solution

The probabilities that a person dies from heart disease, cancer, and stroke are 1/6, 1/7 and 1/28, respectively. The probability that a person dies from one of these is equal to the sum of the probabilities of dying from each of them.

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