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The probability that event A occurs is p and the probability that event B occurs is k. If event A and event B are independent, what is the probability that event A occurs but not event B?

(A) k-\(k^2\)
(B) \(k^2\)-k
(C) 2k
(D) \(k^2\)
(E) 2\(k^2\)

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The probability that event A occurs is p and the probability that event B occurs is k. If event A and event B are independent, what is the probability that event A occurs but not event B?

(A) k-\(k^2\)
(B) \(k^2\)-k
(C) 2k
(D) \(k^2\)
(E) 2\(k^2\)



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The probability that event A occurs is p and the probability that event B occurs is k. If event A and event B are independent, what is the probability that event A occurs and not event B?
a) k-k^2
b) (k^2) - k
c) 2k
d) k^2
e) 2k^2
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Need help here.

I got Answer as p(1-k), which is nowhere mentioned in the answer choices. Don't know how to proceed further.
I get no information from "Independent events", its not that they are mutually exclusive.
What am I missing here? Any source to study this?
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The probability that event A occurs is p and the probability that event B occurs is k. If event A and event B are independent, what is the probability that event A occurs but not event B?

A. k-(k^2)
B. (k^2)-k
C. 2k
D. k^2
E. 2k^2

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