## When filling out the 2000 Census, people could choose one of four options to describe their marital status. Data from the 2000 Census were u

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When filling out the 2000 Census, people could choose one of four options to describe their marital status. Data from the 2000 Census were used to compute the following probabilities.Col1 Marital Status Never Married Married Widowed DivorcedCol2 Probability 0.239 0.595 0.068 What is the probability that a randomly selected U.S. adult is divorced?A. 0.239B. 0.068C. 0.902D. 0.098

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0.098

Step-by-step explanation:

Given that when filling out the 2000 Census, people could choose one of four options to describe their marital status.

Data from the 2000 Census were used to compute the following probabilities

Marital status Never married Married widowed Divorced total

Prob           0.239          0.595      0.068     0.098 1

Actually we were not given probability for divorced but using total probability =1 we arrived at the probability for divorced as

1-sum of the remaining probabilities

=

the probability that a randomly selected U.S. adult is divorced

= 0.098