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4 August, 10:46

A doctor can prescribe one of two drugs to treat a certain disease. Drug A will cure 75% of the cases but has unwanted side effects in 40% of the cases. Drug B will cure 50% of the cases and has unwanted side effects in 30% of cases. 60 patients are given drug A and 80 patients are given drug B. How many patients would you expect to experience unwanted side effects?

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  1. 4 August, 12:15
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    60 patients x 40 % = 24 and 80 patients x 30 % = 24. So 24 + 24 = 48
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