# Algebra 2

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If P(a)=1/5, P(A and B)= 1/8, what is P(b/a)
i don't get it is it the same way as finding p or b or is it something entirely different and how do you find it

• Algebra 2 -

I think you are dealing with "conditional probability"
usually written as P(B│A) and read as
"the probability of B given A"

P(B│A) = P(A and B)/P(A)
= (1/8) / (1/5)
= 5/8

• Algebra 2 -

so it would be division then i would have to cross multiply right??? by the way thank you...Alot!

• Algebra 2 -

You are dividing 2 fractions at the end

(1/8) / (1/5)
= (1/8) รท (1/5)
= (1/8)x(5/1)
= 5/8

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