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# In a blood testing procedure, blood samples from 4 people are combined into one mixture. the mixture will only test negative if all the individual samples are negative. if the probability that an individual sample tests positive is 0.08, what is the probability that the mixture will test positive?

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Prob(individual samole is negative) = 1 - 0.08 = 0.92

Prob( all 4 negative) = 0.92^4 = 0.716

So probability that 1 or more are positive (so that mixture tests positive) = 1 - 0.716 = 0.284 Answer

Prob( all 4 negative) = 0.92^4 = 0.716

So probability that 1 or more are positive (so that mixture tests positive) = 1 - 0.716 = 0.284 Answer