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False positives and false negatives facts for kids

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False positives and negatives are to do with practical testing. When performing a practical test, there is the possibility that the result of the test does not show the real situation.

In a test, a false positive is when a test result shows that a condition is present – but it is not. A false negative is when a test result shows a condition is not present when in fact it is present.

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