Way to Go
One thing is certain - we all are going to die. The only question left is "What is going to kill us?" Think of two or three causes of death. Then look for them in the graphic at left. If you find one, look at the chance of dying from that cause. If you don't see one you thought of, pick a favorite from the graphic.
What is the probability of dying from that cause? This web site will use drowning as an example. The graphic identifies the chance of dying from drowning as 1 in 1,008. This means that, when you die, there is one chance in 1,008 that you will die from drowning. What is the change of dying from the cause you picked?
So, when talking about odds or chances, 'in' means divide, and 'out of' means divide too. If we can divide these numbers, then we can turn them into a decimal. What is the decimal for 1 out of 5 in the chart? To turn a decimal into a percent, we multiply it by 100 (percent means out of 100) and put a percent sign after it. What is the percent for a 2 in 7 chance?
Now, find the chance of dying of drowning and falling. If you die, which are you more likely to die of. Be careful here, many people get this wrong.