Bayes' Theorem Calculator

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Bayes' Theorem

Bayes' theorem is a fundamental concept in probability theory and statistics. It allows us to update the probability of a hypothesis based on new evidence.

The Formula

Bayes' theorem is expressed as:

P(B|A) * P(A)


Let's consider a medical test:

Now, let's calculate the probability of actually having the disease given a positive test result:

P(¬A) = 1 - P(A) = 0.99 (99%)

P(B) = P(B|A) * P(A) + P(B|¬A) * P(¬A) = 0.95 * 0.01 + 0.02 * 0.99 = 0.0297 (2.97%)

P(B|A) * P(A)

Even with a positive test result, the probability of having the disease is around 32.1% due to the low prevalence of the disease.


Bayes' theorem helps us make more informed decisions by incorporating new evidence into our prior beliefs. It is widely used in various fields including medicine, finance, and machine learning.

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