A market research firms conducts studies regarding the success of new products. The company is not always perfect in predicting the success. Suppose that there is a 50% chance that any new product would be successful (and a 50% chance that it would fail). In the past, for all new products that ultimately were successful, 80% were predicted to be successful (and the other 20% were inaccurately predicted to be failures). Also, for all new products that were ultimately failures, 70% were predicted to be failures (and the other 30% were inaccurately predicted to be successes). What is the a priori probability that a new product would be a success?
I don't understand how to do this problem. This uses Bayes' Rule. Can someone show the steps to do this? This is a problem in my textbook. No its not homework, its for my own studying.