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Posted - 10/09/2007 :  23:25:29  Show Profile
I feel that the answer is obvious but for some reason I feel like there is a trick in this question and I was just wondering if someone can help me out.

The standard method of measuring a personís susceptibility to hypnosis is the Standard hypnosis Susceptibility Scale; Form C (SHSS:C). A new method called the Computer Assisted Hypnosis Scale ( CAHS) has been developed. Each classifies a personís susceptibility as low, medium, high or very high. A comparison of the two scales was made by testing 130 volunteers. The results are as follows.


What is the probability of Medium and High on the SHSS?

The answer seems like 0% since you can not get Medium AND High, you only can get one or the other. Or is there something I'm missing?

Thanks you,
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Posted - 10/10/2007 :  12:15:50  Show Profile
Technically, I like your answer.

Practically, it probably is just a poorly worded question and should have used "or".

If it were me answering the question, I would answer EXACTLY as worded, but then provide the proposed and reworded question and answer that, too.
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