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# The probability of rain is 1/6 for any given day next week. What is th

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The probability of rain is 1/6 for any given day next week. What is the chance it rains on both Monday and Tuesday?

(A) 1/36
(B) 1/12
(C) 1/6
(D) 1/3
(E) 2/3

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Bunuel wrote:
The probability of rain is 1/6 for any given day next week. What is the chance it rains on both Monday and Tuesday?

(A) 1/36
(B) 1/12
(C) 1/6
(D) 1/3
(E) 2/3

P(rains on Monday AND rains on Tuesday) = P(rains on Monday) x P(rains on Tuesday)
= 1/6 x 1/6
= 1/36

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03 Jan 2019, 08:39
Probability of raining one day =1/6
p(a and b) = p(a) *p(b)
Since these are independent events
hence probability of raining on monday and tuesday = 1/6*1/6= 1/36
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