NS FL3 P/S 13

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rdlau10
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NS FL3 P/S 13

Post by rdlau10 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:51 pm

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For NS FL3 in the P/S section, I had originally chosen A for number 13 because from the figures, it looked like ages 25-34 had a higher mean with respect to at least one year of poverty compared to 55-64. 25-34 had a mean of 46.9 (3.6) while 55-64 had a mean of 38.9 (4.5). So why would the correct answer be a 60 year old woman is most likely to have had the experience of one year of poverty?
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Re: NS FL3 P/S 13

Post by NS_Tutor_Mathias » Fri May 01, 2020 1:39 am

This one pops back up every now and then, but I enjoy this logic puzzle every time:
The table gives the odds of experiencing poverty within the specified years (see the paragraph above it). But since we live in sequence and age in order from 0 to death, an older person must have lived through all the preceding age-groups and been as likely as the table indicates to have experienced poverty at some point. That means that the likeliest person to have experienced a year of poverty within their lifetime is the one that is the oldest.

I think this is an excellent question, in that it trains you to read carefully and make absolutely no hasty assumptions.
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Re: NS FL3 P/S 13

Post by rdlau10 » Fri May 01, 2020 10:08 am

That makes sense, thank you so much!!
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