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Re: There is an 80% chance David will eat a healthy breakfast and a 25% ch [#permalink]
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There is an 80% chance David will eat a healthy breakfast and a 25% chance that it will rain. If these events are independent, what is the probability that David will eat a healthy breakfast OR that it will rain?

(A) 20%
(B) 80%
(C) 85%
(D) 95%
(E) 105%


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We can reverse the statement first, what is the probability that David will not eat a healthy breakfast AND it will not rain? That is 20%* 75% = 1/5 * 75% = 15%. This is the probability that we don't get our desired outcome, the rest of the probability space is our desired outcome so the answer is 100% - 15% = 85%.

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Re: There is an 80% chance David will eat a healthy breakfast and a 25% ch [#permalink]
If 2 events are Independent of each other, then this implies that the 2 events are NOT Mutually exclusive (the events have a chance of happening at the same time)

P(Eat Healthy OR Rain) = P(eat healthy) + P(rain) - P(eat healthy AND rain)

If 2 events (event A and event B) are independent, the probability of (A and B) occurring is simply the product of the probabilities (whether one event occurs does not impact the probability that the other event occurs)

P(eat healthy AND rain) = (.8) * (.25) = .2

(Because 1/4th of .8 is —— > .2)


= (.8) + (.25) - (.2)

= .85

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Re: There is an 80% chance David will eat a healthy breakfast and a 25% ch [#permalink]
one of the answers that says reverse the ask is not intuitive. at the same time some folks above suggest P(A&B) is P(A)*P(B). At first glance the latter may not appear to be true, but it is . here is how:

P(A&B) = P(a|b). P(b)

given that events are independent, then P(a|b)=P(a). hence the acceptable use of product. rest you can figure out.
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