Appliance ownership- the probability that a person owns a microwave oven is 0.75, that a person owns a compact disk  player is 0.25, and that a person owns both a microwave and a cd player is 0.16. Find the probability that a person owns either a microwave or a cd player, but not both.

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Appliance ownership- the probability that a person owns a microwave oven is 0.75, that a person owns a compact disk  player is 0.25, and that a person owns both a microwave and a cd player is 0.16. Find the probability that a person owns either a microwave or a cd player, but not both.

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the probability that a person owns a micro oven P(Oven) = 0.75
probability that person owns a compact disk player P(CD)= 0.25
probability that a person owns micro oven and compact disk player P(...

P(oven CD) = P(oven)+ P(CD) - P(ovenCD)
=0.75+0.25- 0.16
= 0.84
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P(oven CD) = P(oven)+ P(CD) - P(ovenCD) =0.75+0.25- 0.16 = 0.84

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