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In a recent article U.S. News and World Report rated pediatric hospitals and provided data on several characteristics, including daily inpatient volume and nurse-to-patient ratio, for the top 30 hospitals on its list (U.S. News and World Report, June 9, 2008). Suppose we consider a daily inpatient volume of at least 200 to be high and a nurse-to-patient ratio of at least 3.0 to be high. Sixteen hospitals had a daily inpatient volume of at least 200, one third of the hospitals had a nurse-to-patient ratio of at least 3.0, and seven of the hospitals had both a daily inpatient volume of at least 200 and a nurse-to-patient ratio of at least 3.0.
a. Find the probability of a hospital having a daily inpatient volume of at least 200, the probability of a hospital having a nurse-to-patient ratio of at least 3.0, and the probability of a hospital having both a daily inpatient volume of at least 200 and a nurse-to-patient ratio of at least 3.0.
b. What is the probability that a hospital had a daily inpatient volume of at least 200 or a nurse-to-patient ratio of at least 3.0 or both?
c. What is the probability that a hospital had neither a daily inpatient volume of at least 200 nor a nurse-to-patient ratio of at least 3.0?



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