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March 26, 2018

Lesson 8.2

Probability of Compound Events

I will be able to:


- find the probability of multiple
Objective: events occurring simultaneously
- find the probability of multiple
events occurring individually

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A compound event consists of two or more single events.

Single event: tossing a coin

Compound event: tossing a coin and


rolling a die

P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B)

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Mutually exclusive compound events:


CANNOT occur simultaneously (at the same time).

P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B)

NON mutually exclusive compound events:


CAN occur simultaneously (at the same time).

P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B) - P(A and B)

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Two number cubes are rolled. Find the probability that the sum of the
numbers rolled is either even or a multiple of 3.
Is this compound event mutually exclusive?
P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B) - P(A and B)

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Find P(spade and a number card greater than 4).


Is this compound event mutually exclusive?

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Find P(3 or queen).


Is this compound event mutually exclusive?

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P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B) - P(A and B)


You draw a card at random from a standard deck of playing cards.
Find the probability that the card is a club or a jack.

Find P(red or queen).

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Probability is a measure between 0 and 1.

The set of outcomes in your sample space, but not in


your event, create the compliment of the event.

P (not E) = 1 - P(E)

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You select a marble from a jar without looking. You know


Ex: that ⅕ of the marbles are red and ⅕ are blue. What is the
probability that you will select neither a red nor a blue marble?