Asked Jan 11, 2020

Suppose that A and B are mutually exclusive events.

a. Use the special addition rule to express P(A or B) in terms of P(A) and P(B). b. Show that the general addition rule gives the same answer as that in part (a).


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Step 1


Here we can say that A and B are the mutually exclusive events which is according to the special addition rule

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Step 2

So, P(A or B) is expressed in terms of P(A) and P(B)

Step 3


Concept of General Addition Rule:

For any two events A and B the General ...

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