Unformatted text preview: common  then P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B) b. If two events are NOT mutually exclusive, then P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B)  P(A and B) Rule 5 (Multiplication Rule): This is the probability that both events occur a. P(A and B) = P(A)*P(BA) or P(B)*P(AB) Note: this straight line symbol, , does not mean divide! This symbols means "conditional" or "given". For instance P(AB) means the probability that event A occurs given event B has occurred. b. If A and B are independent  neither event influences or affects the probability that the other event occurs  then P(A and B) = P(A)*P(B). This particular rule extends to more than two independent events. For example, P(A and B and C) = P(A)*P(B)*P(C) Rule 6 (Conditional Probability): P(AB) = or P(BA) =...
View
Full Document
 Spring '11
 AndyRegards
 Probability, Probability theory

Click to edit the document details