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In a given finance lecture, 30% of the students are finance majors, and 40% of the students are female. The gender distribution for finance majors and non-finance majors is the same. If one student is called on at random, what is the probability that the student is neither female nor a finance major?

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duahsolo wrote:

In a given finance lecture, 30% of the students are finance majors, and 40% of the students are female. The gender distribution for finance majors and non-finance majors is the same. If one student is called on at random, what is the probability that the student is neither female nor a finance major?

The gender distribution for finance majors and non-finance majors is the same.

Total Attendees = Finance Majors + Non Finance Majors

Since, Ratio of Male : Females ( For finance majors and non-finance majors ) is the same , ratio of Males : Females to the total population will also be same...

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what is the probability that the student is neither female nor a finance major?

= 60 ( Males ) * 70 ( Non Finance ) /100

= 42% Hence, answer will be (D) _________________

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Ratio of male to female for both finance and non finance majors are equal which is 6:4. Now if 100 is total attendees then 100-30=70 are non finance students. From the above ratio 6/10*70=42 are non female and non finance students. So the probability given by 42/100=42%. Option D.

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duahsolo wrote:

In a given finance lecture, 30% of the students are finance majors, and 40% of the students are female. The gender distribution for finance majors and non-finance majors is the same. If one student is called on at random, what is the probability that the student is neither female nor a finance major?

In a given finance lecture, 30% of the students are finance majors, and 40% of the students are female. The gender distribution for finance majors and non-finance majors is the same. If one student is called on at random, what is the probability that the student is neither female nor a finance major?

A. 70% B. 60% C. 58% D. 42% E. 30%

This question can be solved using the Double Matrix method.

Note: This technique can be used for most questions featuring a population in which each member has two criteria associated with it. Here, the criteria are: - Major (Finance or Non-Finance) - Gender (Female or Male)

Since we're dealing with percents all the way through to the answer choices, let's make things easy on ourselves and say that there are 100 students in the lecture. So, here's the setup.

30% of the students are finance majors So, 30 students are finance majors and 70 are not.

40% of the students are female We get:

The gender distribution for finance majors and non-finance majors is the same. In other words, there's a 40/60 female/male split among the finance majors and among the non-finance majors. We get:

What is the probability that the student is neither female nor a finance major? In other words, what is the probability that the student is a male non-finance major? Once we simplify the boxes . . . . . . we see that 42 of the 100 students meet this criteria. So, the probability = 42/100 = 42%