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Posted by on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 9:25pm.

Suppose that an experiment has five separate mutually exclusive outcomes: A, B, C, D, and E. If the sample space for the experiment is a uniform sample space, what is P (A, B or E)?

  • math - , Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 10:31pm

    P(A∪B∪E)
    =P(A)+P(B)+P(E)

  • math - , Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 10:44pm

    Thank you!

  • math - , Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 10:49pm

    You're welcome!

    Note that the probabilities can be added only if the events are mutually exclusive, as specified in the question.

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