Posted by **Stuart** on Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 4:50pm.

Six candidates for a new position of vice-president for academic affairs have been selected. Three of the candidates are female. The candidatesâ€™ years of experience are as follows.

Candidate Experience

Female 1

Female 2

Female 3

Male 1

Male 2

Male 3

5

9

11

6

4

8

Suppose one of the candidates is selected at random. Define the following events:

A = person selected has 9 years experience

B = person selected is a female

Find P(A / B).

A) 0.4552

B) 0.333

C) 0.581

D) 0.418

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**PsyDAG**, Monday, March 30, 2009 at 2:08pm
From your data, you have 6 candidates, with 2 having 9+ years of experience and 3 being female. This should give you the probabilities of A and B. Assuming you want to know what is the probability that the candidate will be *both* experienced and female, multiply the two probabilities.

I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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