Unformatted text preview: see which one of the two occurs ﬁrst. What is the probability that event A occurs before event B ? Next solve a similar problem for the case where A and B are independent events (and not mutually exclusive). What is the probability that B does not occur before A ? (Here we allow for the possibility that they occur simultaneously). Note: Answers to part B should only be in terms of P ( A ) and P ( B ) ....
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 Spring '08
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 Probability, Probability theory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, mutually exclusive events

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