Bayes' Theorem Practice Problems


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Bayes' theorem relates which of the following two probabilities?

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1. What does the vertical line (|) in probability problems mean?

2. If 98% of people with a disease test positive, does that mean that 98% of people who test positive will have that disease?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Computing probabilities can yield a lot of useful information. This quiz and worksheet will ensure you understand how to use Bayes' theorem to compute probabilities in practice.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following topics will be covered in these assets:

  • Understanding what probabilities Bayes' theorem relates
  • The meaning of the vertical hash in probability
  • What information probabilities provide
  • Using Bayes' theorem in practice

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Bayes' theorem
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems computing probabilities
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning of Bayes' theorem

Additional Learning

Check your knowledge of Bayes' theorem by studying the lesson called Bayes Theorem Practice Problems. This lesson covers the following aspects of probability:

  • Explaining how to use Bayes' theorem
  • Discussing the symbols used in the theorem
  • Demonstrating how to use Bayes' theorem to compute probabilities
  • Providing practice problems for students to check their use of the theorem