28 February, 22:09

# he following probabilities are based on data collected from U. S. adults during the National Health Interview Survey 2005-2007. Individuals are placed into a weight category based on weight, height, gender and age. Probability Underweight 0.019 Healthy weight 0.377 Overweight (not obese) 0.35 Obese 0.254 Based on this data, what is the probability that a randomly selected U. S. adult weighs more than the healthy weight range?

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1. 28 February, 22:21
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60.4% probability that a randomly selected U. S. adult weighs more than the healthy weight range

Step-by-step explanation:

We have these following probabilities:

1.9% probability that a randomly selected U. S. adult is underweight.

37.7% probability that a randomly selected U. S. adult has healthy weight.

35% probability that a randomly selected U. S. adult is overweight.

25.4% probability that a randomly selected U. S. adult is obese.

Based on this data, what is the probability that a randomly selected U. S. adult weighs more than the healthy weight range?

More than the healthy weight range: overweight or obese

35% + 25.4% = 60.4%

60.4% probability that a randomly selected U. S. adult weighs more than the healthy weight range