Following is a distribution of the 432 members of the US House of Representatives for the 114 th US Congress (1/3/2015 to 1/3/2017) by gender and…

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True or false:

  a) Most Democratic representatives are women

b) Most women representatives are Democrats

Compute the following probabilities:

c) P(W|D)                                d) P(D|W)             e) P(R|W)              f) P(W|R)               g) P(W or R)        h) P(W and D)

i) Explain which of these probabilities, c)-h), are helpful in answering the two true/false questions above?

j) Explain whether the events “women” and “republican” independent.