Popular Instructions on the Calculation of Probabilities

Popular Instructions on the Calculation of Probabilities

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...to be desired, on the side of accuracy, it presents great advantages in the simplicity of its application. The following Table', which gives the law of mortality in the southern provinces of the Netherlands, shows how 100,000 individuals, born at the same time, successively perish. 9 10 56,557 37 40,629 65 19,493 93 267 56,077 38 39,990 66 18,571 94 204 1 1 55,660 39 39,335 67 17,636 95 1 50 1 2 55,409 40 38,670 68 16,688 96 105 13 54,919 41 37,999 69 15,731 97 76 14 54,569 42 37,322 70 14,761 98 54 15 54,226 43 36,638 71 13,769 99 38 16 53,883 44 35,948 72 12,781 100 25 17 53,533 45 35,252 73 11,718 101 19 18 53,167 46 34,549 74 10,697 102 16 19 52,643 47 33,840 75 9,679 103 '13 20 51,956 48 33,125 76 8,706 104 21 51,132 49 32,406 77 7,810 105 22 50,309 50 31,67 1. 78 6,977 106 23 49,498 51 30,940 79 6,213 107 24 48,703 52 30,199 80 5,501 108 25 47,939 53 29,452 8 1 4,798 109 26 47,218 54 28,698 82 4,131 27 46,528 55 27,871 83 3,504 n-4 OI-'l')kIcents " I have added another, and more perfect Table in the Appendix, subsequently furnished by M. Quetelet in his work, " Sur l'homme," &c. Note 111. VVe shall presently show the principal applications of this Table. Probability of life may be considered as the number of years after which the probability of existing and of not existing, become the same; or rather, the number of years after which individuals of the same age are reduced one-half. The preceding Table shows, that of the 100,000 individuals which have been supposed to be born at the same time, but 500,000 remain between the 22nd and 23rd year: the probability, therefore, that a newly-born infant shall live to 22% years, viz. the probability of life, is q55;, f'T,"', i0 or 1. Thshow more

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