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Unformatted text preview: independence); P(AB C) = P(A)P(B)P(C) 4 STAT 225, Dallas Bateman, Spring 2010 Independence Example Suppose that a man and a woman each have a pack of 52 playing cards. Each draws a card from his/her pack. Find the probability that they each draw the ace of clubs. 5 STAT 225, Dallas Bateman, Spring 2010 Independence Example We define the events: A = probability that man draws ace of clubs = 1/52 B = probability that woman draws ace of clubs = 1/52 Clearly events A and B are independent so: P(AB) = P(A)P(B) = 1/52 * 1/52 = 0.00037 That is, there is a very small chance that the man and the woman will both draw the ace of clubs. 6 STAT 225, Dallas Bateman, Spring 2010...
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2011 for the course STAT 225 taught by Professor Martin during the Spring '08 term at Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette.
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