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What does the word quilt mean in this context?

Asked by dxs (14816points) February 23rd, 2016

“At a certain stage of a criminal investigation, the inspector in charge is 60
percent convinced of the quilt of a certain suspect.
a) Suppose now that a new piece of evidence that shows that the criminal has a certain
characteristic (such as hair color, baldness, left-handedness) is uncovered. If 20 percent of
the population possesses this characteristic, how certain of the quilt of the suspect should
the inspector now be if it turns out that the suspect is among the group?
b) Suppose now that a new evidence is subject to a different interpretation, that it is 90
percent likely that the criminal possesses this characteristic. What is the probability that
the suspect is guilty (assuming, as before, that the suspect possess the characteristic)?”

Do they mean the actual, blanket-like object? Or are they talking about something else? If they do mean the blanket, what is the question trying to ask?

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23 Answers

ragingloli's avatar

Someone just misspelt “guilt”.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I think it’s a misprint of “guilt.”

Dutchess_III's avatar

Jinx. You owe me a diet Coke, Raggie.

dxs's avatar

OHHH That makes so much more sense. You don’t know how long I’ve spent trying to figure this out. Thanks.

ragingloli's avatar

I doubt there is such a thing as diet cocaine

dxs's avatar

It reminds me of when I was in middle school and everyone used to type “q” instead of g. We thought we were so cool.

Dutchess_III's avatar

It’s not cocaine ding bat. Now get me one

flutherother's avatar

Qood guestion!

dxs's avatar

You quys are qettinq way too qoofy.

Coloma's avatar

@dxs Hahaha…thanks for the laugh of the day. Innocent until proven quilty. lol

zenvelo's avatar

@Dutchess_III seems to have a bee in her bonnet, but the rest of you have me in stitches. What a scrappy group!

Here2_4's avatar

I don’t want a jury to decide my quilt! I want to choose my own. pout

Strauss's avatar

No-guilt cocaine diet? I bet you lose more than with Oprah’s Weight-Watchers!

Dutchess_III's avatar

I DON’T WANT A COCAINE DIET! guit you guys!

Soubresaut's avatar

Looks like you guys have sewn this case up!

Strauss's avatar

Not quilty!

Stinley's avatar

I guite like this thread

dxs's avatar

I should’ve gotten more QGs then.

Strauss's avatar

Queat Guestion!

Dutchess_III's avatar

What is the questation time of an elephant?

Strauss's avatar

Pretty long—longer if she is wrapped in guilt! rimshot!

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