M&M plain candies come in various colors. According to the M&M/Mars Department of Consumer Affairs, the distribution of colors for plain M&M candies is as follows. Color Purple Yellow Red Orange Green Blue Brown Percentage 21% 23% 18% 6% 8% 10% 14% Suppose you have a large bag of plain M&M candies and you choose one candy at random.                                     (a) Find P(green candy or blue candy). Are these outcomes mutually exclusive? Why? No. Choosing a green and blue M&M is possible.Yes. Choosing a green and blue M&M is not possible.     No. Choosing a green and blue M&M is not possible.Yes. Choosing a green and blue M&M is possible. (b) Find P(yellow candy or red candy). Are these outcomes mutually exclusive? Why? Yes. Choosing a yellow and red M&M is possible.No. Choosing a yellow and red M&M is not possible.     No. Choosing a yellow and red M&M is possible.Yes. Choosing a yellow and red M&M is not possible. (c) Find P(not purple candy).

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M&M plain candies come in various colors. According to the M&M/Mars Department of Consumer Affairs, the distribution of colors for plain M&M candies is as follows.

Color Purple Yellow Red Orange Green Blue Brown
Percentage 21% 23% 18% 6% 8% 10% 14%

Suppose you have a large bag of plain M&M candies and you choose one candy at random.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a) Find P(green candy or blue candy).

Are these outcomes mutually exclusive? Why?
No. Choosing a green and blue M&M is possible.Yes. Choosing a green and blue M&M is not possible.     No. Choosing a green and blue M&M is not possible.Yes. Choosing a green and blue M&M is possible.


(b) Find P(yellow candy or red candy).

Are these outcomes mutually exclusive? Why?
Yes. Choosing a yellow and red M&M is possible.No. Choosing a yellow and red M&M is not possible.     No. Choosing a yellow and red M&M is possible.Yes. Choosing a yellow and red M&M is not possible.


(c) Find P(not purple candy).

 

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