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What is the probability that events A and B both occur?

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What is the probability that events A and B both occur?
1) The probability that event A occurs is 0.8
2) The probability that event B occurs is 0.6
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C - You need both statements to find the green area
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yes it is, but we are interested in knowing that we need both statements to find the answer
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yes it is, but we are interested in knowing that we need both statements to find the answer


No, people, the question ASKED can't be answered given the data in BOTH proposals. We don't actually know if A and B ARE INDEPENDENT. If A and B ARE, then the prob. of P(AnB) = P(A)*P(B) = 0.48. But neither of the statements does not say anything about INDEPENDENCE.
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Yes Emmanuel, you are right. Totally overlooked that one. Are you ever wrong? :wink:
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My pick is E. Are A and B mutually exclusive, nothing is specified here.

1. P(A)=0.8. Insuff
2. P(B)=0.6. Insuff

Together, P(A&B)= P(A)+P(B)-P(A|B). No info on P(A|B). So, insuff. E
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What is the probability that events A and B both occur?
1) The probability that event A occurs is 0.8
-not sufficient

2) The probability that event B occurs is 0.6
-not sufficient

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We don't know whether events are dependent or independent. Insufficient.
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