Asked Nov 2, 2019

In jumbled box of pens and pencils, the probability of randomly choosing a sharpened pencil is .54 and the probability of randomly choosing a pen is .39.  Find the probability of choosing an in sharpened pencil or pen from the box.


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probability of randomly choosing a sharpened pencil P(S) = 0.54

probability of randomly choosing a pen P(P) ...


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P(S U P) P(S) P(P) - P(S n P) =>0.54 0.39 0 = 0.93


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