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Mathematical pitfalls of coronavirus testing

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by Skeoch, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. Skeoch

    Skeoch Star commenter

    gainly likes this.
  2. maths126

    maths126 New commenter

    Thanks for highlighting this. False positives and false negatives make an interesting example for Conditional Probability.
     
  3. Boardingmaster

    Boardingmaster New commenter

    Definitely! I always introduce conditional probability with a worksheet on aids testing and calculating the odds of being HIV positive given a positive test result, maybe it’s time for an update to the worksheet?
     

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