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Homework Help: Intro to Probability

Posted by Amelie on Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 2:56pm.

In a certain election, the incumbent Republican will run against the Democratic nominee. There are three Democratic candidates, D1, D2 and D3, whose chances of gaining the Democratic nomination are .50, .35 and .15, respectively. Here are the chances that the Republican will win against each of these possible Democratic nominees:
vs. D1: 0.60 vs. D2: 0.50 vs. D3: 0.40

(a) Name (but do not give) the probability formula that is needed to find the chance that the Republican will win the election.

(b) Find the probability that the Republican will win the election.
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Im not sure how to start.

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