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The probability that event A occurs is 0.4, and the probability that events A and B both occur is 0.25. If the probability that either event A or event B occurs is 0.6, what is the probability that event B will occur?

A. 0.05
B. 0.15
C. 0.45
D. 0.50
E. 0.55

P(A) = .40
P(A and B) = P(A) * P(B) = .25 ----1
P(A or B) = P (A) + P(B) = .60 -----2

Both 1 & 2 give different results.
1 => P(B) = $$.25/P(A)$$ = 0.62
2=> P(B) = .60 - .40 = .20

whats going wrong ...i don;t know
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26 Dec 2010, 21:42
P(A or B) = P (A) + P(B) - p(a n b)
0.6= 0.4 + P(B) - 0.25
P(B) = 0.45
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P(AandB) = pA + pB - p(AintersectionB)
0.6= 0.4 + p(B) - 0.25
= 0.45
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10 Aug 2013, 05:33
hirendhanak wrote:
P(A or B) = P (A) + P(B) - p(a n b)
0.6= 0.4 + P(B) - 0.25
P(B) = 0.45

Hi.

Can u tell me wat is P(AandB)????

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hirendhanak wrote:
P(A or B) = P (A) + P(B) - p(a n b)
0.6= 0.4 + P(B) - 0.25
P(B) = 0.45

Hi.

Can u tell me wat is P(AandB)????

regards,
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P(A and B)= probability both events (A,B) occur= P(A)*P(B).

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10 Aug 2013, 14:10
shrive555 wrote:
The probability that event A occurs is 0.4, and the probability that events A and B both occur is 0.25. If the probability that either event A or event B occurs is 0.6, what is the probability that event B will occur?

0.05
0.15
0.45
0.50
0.55

P(A) = .40
P(A and B) = P(A) * P(B) = .25 ----1
P(A or B) = P (A) + P(B) = .60 -----2

Both 1 & 2 give different results.
1 => P(B) = $$.25/P(A)$$ = 0.62
2=> P(B) = .60 - .40 = .20

whats going wrong ...i don;t know

The only correction you need is to minus...
P(A or B) = P (A) + P(B) - P(A) * P(B) =
or, 0.60 = 0.4 +p(B) - 0.25
so, p(B) = 0.45 (C)

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