Why do people used odds instead of probabilities? It just seems like a convoluted way to express a simple idea. It's not intuitive to me and I have to do calculation to get the probability so I can understand what they mean by the 'odds'.
Americans also say "radical" instead of surd and "slope" instead of gradient. There's many more crimes against mathematics perprepatrated by Americans. They should be shot for calling a gradient a slope.
I was saying they express the same thing in a different way, but I see no intuition behind using 'odds' in the way you use them over probabilities.
I'm questioning the whole point of using odds, not just mindlessly learning a formula for something without a good purpose.