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A terrible new virus has been discovered amongst​ beef-cattle in Southern Alberta. It is estimated that 6% of all​ beef-cattle are infected with this virus. A team of veterinarians have developed a simple test. Indications are that this test will show a positive result​ - indicating the​ beef-cow being tested has the virus​ - with a probability of 0.95. Unfortunately, this test has a​ false-positive probability of 0.09.

​(a) A​ beef-cow in Southern Alberta was randomly chosen and given this test. The test results were​ positive, indicating the​ beef-cow has the virus. What is the probability that this particular​ beef-cow actually does have the​ virus?

​(b) What is the probability that a​ beef-cow that tests negative for this​ virus, actually has the​ virus?

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