Oil Spills. The U. S. Coast Guard maintains a database of the number, source, and location of oil spills in U. S. navigable and territorial waters. The following is a probability distribution for location of oil spill events. [SOURCE: Statistical Abstract of the United States]
Location 
Probability 
Atlantic Ocean 
0. 008 
Pacific Ocean 
0. 037 
Gulf of Mexico 
0. 233 
Great Lakes 
0. 020 
Other lakes 
0. 002 
Rivers and canals 
0. 366 
Bays and sounds 
0. 146 
Harbors 
0. 161 
Other

0. 027

Apply the special addition rule to find the percentage of oil spills in U.S. navigable and territorial waters that
a. occur in an ocean.
b. occur in a lake or harbor.
c. do not occur in a lake, ocean, river, or canal.
a)
Special Addition Rule
b.
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