# SOLUTION: The odds against a particular candidate winning an election are estimated to be 5 to 8. If those odds are accurate, what is the probability that the candidate will win the election

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 Question 421321: The odds against a particular candidate winning an election are estimated to be 5 to 8. If those odds are accurate, what is the probability that the candidate will win the election? 5 - 8 is the answer i came up with.Answer by sudhanshu_kmr(1152)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! odds against the probability = 5/8 probability that the candidate will win = 8/(5+8) = 8/13