# Bayes’ theorem

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## Bayes’ theorem

Simplistically, Bayes’ theorem is a formula which allows one to find the probability that an event occurred as the result of a particular previous event. It is often used in medicine to determine the mathematical relationship between the probability that an individual has a disease, X, before the test is run, to the probability that the individual has the disease after the test result is known.Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content.

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