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BNFO615: Bioinformatics Centric Data Structure Prof.

Zhi Wei

Homework Assignment I Due: Wed. Oct. 6
Notes:
1) Hand in a paper copy at the beginning of the class period on the due date. 2) The paper copy (properly stapled together) must include the following items if any:  Detailed calculation for probability problems;  Source code of your program;  Output produced by the program;  A brief description if needed. 3) Late assignments will be penalized at a rate of 25 points per 24-hour period.

Problem 1 (20 pt):
There is a rare disease that only happens to 1 out of 100,000 people. A test shows positive  99% of times when applied to an ill patient and,  5% of times when applied to a healthy patient. a) What is the probability for a patient to have the disease given that his test result is positive? b) If the patient did another test and the result turned out to be positive again, what is the probability for the patient to be ill this time? Assume that the two tests are independent. c) Assume that the patient keeps on trying the tests, what is the minimum number of tests that the patient has to try to be 99% percent sure that he is actually ill? Assume that all tests are independent.

Problem 2 (20 pt):
Given three events: 1) R: It rains, 2) W: Glass is wet, and 3) U: People bring umbrella. We assume that event U and W are conditionally independent given event R. More specifically, we have Pr(U, W|R) = Pr(U|R)Pr(W|R) and Pr(U, W|R) = Pr(U|R)Pr(W|R). The graphical representation of the relationship among the three events is illustrated in Figure 1. The prior probability for event R is Pr(R) = 0.8. The conditional probabilities Pr(U|R) and Pr(W|R) are given in the below two tables. Based on these information, compute the conditional probability Pr(W|U).

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