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Exam P Example One

Jaime R. Sandoval
Candidate Actuary
Actuary Science
June 23, 2015

1. A survey of a group’s viewing habits over the last year revealed the
following information:
(i) 28% watched gymnastics
(ii) 29% watched baseball
(iii) 19% watched soccer
(iv) 14% watched gymnastics and baseball
(v) 12% watched baseball and soccer
(vi) 10% watched gymnastics and soccer
(vii) 8% watched all three sports
Calculate the percentage of the group that watched none of the three sports
during the last year.
Solution

U
28% watched gymnastics
S

G

B

1

U
29% watched baseball
S

G

B

U
19% watched soccer
S

G

B

U
14% watched gymnastics and baseball
S

G

B

U
12% watched baseball and soccer
S

G

B

2

U
10% watched gymnastics and soccer
S

G

B

U
8% watched all three sports
S

G

B

But U=P(GYBYS)+ P[(GYBYS)]c and we know that the entire diagram must equal 1.
Therefore, 1-P(GYBYS)= P[(GYBYS)]c
U
S

G

B
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