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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Textbook Problem

Estimate the number of people in the world who are suffering from the common cold on any given day. (Answers may vary. Remember that a person suffers from a cold for about a week.)

To determine
The number of people in the world who are suffering from common cold on any given day.

Explanation

Given Info: Considered an average person get cold twice in a year and it will stay for one week.

There are 52weeks in a year and The number of population of the Earth (n) is approximately 7×109 .

The probability of sickness (P) .

If a person gets cold twice in a year and exists for one week, totally the number of weeks where the person will suffer from cold is 2weeks in a year.

Calculating the probability of sick that a particular person will suffer is,

P=2weeks52weeks=126

Thus, the probability of sickness (P) is (1/26)

The number of sick people will suffer from cold on any given day (N)

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