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Odds more likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 3.42, are rounded to three significant digits. Odds less likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 420.4, are rounded to four significant digits. Trailing zeros after the decimal point are dropped for readability, even though they may still be significant.
Odds you'll see: 1 in 4.26; 14.5; 143; 5,230; 433,200
Odds you won't see: 1 in 2.412; 63.042; 425,242c