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Old 12-20-2017, 09:11 AM   #31
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Re: which is MORE LIKELY?

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Originally Posted by Libre View Post
If someone is a plumber AND accountant, they are a subset of all accountants. They are also the exact same set as people who are accountants and plumbers. The order of terms does not logically indicate priority.

A Venn diagram would be useful but you’ll have to imagine it.

One circle includes accountants. Another, separate circle, includes plumbers. Where they overlap (which is necessarily a smaller area than either individual circle) includes those who are both plumbers AND. accountants. This is a subset of either of the two circles.

It is impossible to be a member of a subset w/o being a member of the set (circle), but the reverse is definitely possible. Therefore it is mathematically proven that A is more likely than B.
Ah, I get it now... Yes A will always be the answer as to which is Most Likely..


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